Sheldon Parsons

(1866 - 1943)

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Sheldon Parsons is a much sought after New York portrait painter, whose subjects included prominent persons such as President McKinley and Susan B Anthony.

Sheldon Parsons b. 1866 New York d. 1943 Santa Fe, New Mexico He studied at the National Academy of Design and from 1895 to 1912, was a much sought after New York portrait painter, whose subjects included prominent persons such as President McKinley and Susan B Anthony.

In 1913, to start a new life after his wife’s death and to find a better climate because of his tuberculosis, he moved to Santa Fe where the more he painted in that environment, the looser his style became.

The first director in 1918 of the Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe, Sheldon Parsons was a painter of local residents, plaza scenes, and landscapes. His paintings were exhibited at the Palace of the Governors and the new Museum of New Mexico. paraphrased from AskArt