Blythe, David Gilmour

Blythe, David Gilmour

(blīth), 1815–65, American artist, b. East Liverpool, Ohio. Working in Pennsylvania, Blythe produced genregenre
, in art-history terminology, a type of painting dealing with unidealized scenes and subjects of everyday life. Although practiced in ancient art, as shown by Pompeiian frescoes, and in the Middle Ages, genre was not recognized as worthy and independent subject matter
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 scenes that depict the rough existence of the early frontier. Many of his paintings are satirical portrayals of the everyday world of early 19th-century America.
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