- John Trumbull - The Painter of the American Revolution [Chronology]
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John Trumbull
(1756 - 1843)

1756 Born 6 June
1771 Enrols at Harvard; visits John Copley's studio
1773 Graduates from Harvard, briefly teaches school
1775 Joins the 1st Connecticut Regiment during American Revolution (briefly serves as G. Washington's aide de camp
1780 Travels to England to study under Benjamin West; is arrested for treason and deported
1784 Again visits England, studies at the Royal Academy
1785 Visits Paris at Jefferson's request
1789 Again visits Paris, witnesses French Revolution
1796 Serves as John Jay’s secretary in the latter’s diplomatic mission to London
1800 Marries Sarah Hope Harvey
1804 Settles in New York
1805 President of the New York Academy of Fine Arts
1808 Vice-President of the American Academy of Fine Arts
1809 Returns to London for treatment for eye problems
1815 Returns to the United States
1816 President of the American Academy of Fine Arts
1817 Commissioned by U.S. Congress to paint four of his works in the Capitol's Rotunda
1837 Moves to New Haven
1841 Returns to New York; Autobiography published
1843 Dies 10 November

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