EDWARD CHALMERS LEAVITT1842-1904
Edward Chalmers Leavitt was born in Providence in 1842. After serving in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War, he returned to Providence and became a very successful painter of realist still lifes of fruits, flowers and game. His works embodied the ideals of the Fall River School of still life painters and often featured bunches of grapes. He signed his works “E.C. Leavitt.” He exhibited at the National Academy and Boston Art Club. He died in 1904.