The Painter’s Triumph by William Sidney Mount is a one of the greatest of all American genre painters. He believed that not just Europeans could produce amazing art, but also Americans; and that you didn’t have to study art in Europe to be good -- everything can also be done in America. I agree with his point. In this painting you see the painter showing the farmer his art. As you can see they both seem happy and bring a warm and comical feeling. Mount painted humorous depictions of everyday life as well as subtler explorations of political, class, and even racial issues facing the young country.
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