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Today in Smithsonian History: October 29, 1982

Charles Willson Peale, "The Artist in His Museum," 1822, oil on canvas, Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Gift of Mrs. Sarah Harrison (The Joseph Harrison Jr. Collection)

Charles Willson Peale, “The Artist in His Museum,” 1822, oil on canvas, Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Gift of Mrs. Sarah Harrison (The Joseph Harrison Jr. Collection)

October 29, 1982 The exhibition Charles Willson Peale and his World, reflecting the multifaceted talents of Peale as artist, scientist and inventor, opens at the National Portrait Gallery. Peale (April 15, 1741 – February 22, 1827) was an American painter, soldier and naturalist. He is best remembered for his portrait paintings of leading figures of the American Revolution, as well as for establishing one of the first museums in the United States.

Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Archives


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