Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Eaton, Wyatt

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EATON, Wyatt, artist, b. in Phillipsburg, Canada, 6 May, 1849; d. in Newport, R. I., 7 June, 1896. After studying at the National academy, New York, he was a pupil of Gérôme in Paris. In 1872 he studied and sketched in England and France. For several years his studio was in New York city, where he painted portraits and landscapes with figures. He was the first secretary of the Society of American artists. His works include “Farmer's Boy” (1870); “Reverie” (1875); “Harvesters at Rest” (1876); “Boy Whittling”; “Portrait of William Cullen Bryant” (1879); and “Grandmother and Child” (1880).