John Gast (painter)
John Gast (21 December 1842, Berlin, Prussia – 1893) was a Prussian-born painter, printer and lithographer who lived and worked most of his life in Brooklyn, New York. He is most famous for painting American Progress, an allegory of Manifest Destiny that was widely disseminated in chromolithographic prints. Other than that, little is known about him.
- Entry in Goulding's New York City directory (1877), listing him as GAST JOHN, artist & lithographer, 39 Park pl. h B'klyn
- Short biography, list of references, and examples of work on askart.com
- Essay on Spirit of the frontier by historian Martha A. Sandweiss of Amherst College Includes high resolution version of the painting
- The Library of Congress -
- Beyond "American Progress": The Legacy of John Gast by Samantha Rothenberg
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