May 12, 1855
New York City, New York
|Died||June 12, 1914
East Hampton, New York
|Occupation||Painter and Writer|
|Known for||History of American Painting (1905)|
|Honors||National Academy of Design|
Opting out of a career in law, Isham turned to art, studying in Paris at the Académie Julian. He exhibited at both Paris salons and at the larger American exhibitions, and became a member of the National Academy in 1906.
His most important achievement, however, was his History of American Painting (New York, 1905), the best work on the subject. It deserves high praise for its adequate treatment, sympathetic usually just appreciations, and pleasing style.
- "Record Editors". The Yale Banner. New Haven: Thomas Penney and G. D. Pettee. 1877. p. 182.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.; Thurston, H. T.; Moore, F., eds. (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.
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