Jouett, Matthew

Jouett, Matthew (Harris)

(?1787/88–1827) painter; born in Mercer County, Ky. He studied with Gilbert Stuart in Boston (1816), and became a noted portraitist of the era. He spent most of his life in Lexington, Ky., and his subjects included the Marquis de Lafayette and Henry Clay.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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