Joseph Rusling Meeker

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The Land of Evangeline, 1874
The Acadians in the Achafalaya, "Evangeline" - Brooklyn Museum

Joseph Rusling Meeker (born in Newark, New Jersey, 21 April 1827; died in St. Louis, Missouri, 27 September 1887) was a United States painter.


He studied at the National Academy of Design in 1845-46, and exhibited at the American Art Union in 1849-50, the Academy of Design in 1867, and the Boston Art Club in 1877. His studio was at St. Louis. Meeker had a special sympathy with southern scenery, and has successfully rendered the landscapes of Louisiana.