LEMUEL D. ELDRED1848-1921
Landscape painter and etcher, Lemuel D. Eldred was born in Fairhaven, Massachusetts in 1848. His teachers included William Mosher, Caleb Purrington and William Bradford. He worked with his friend and teacher Bradford in Fairhaven and New York, and then began his own career in Boston. He furthered his studies in Europe between 1880 and 1883, studying at the Académie Julian in Paris. By 1900 he began etching. He spent his later years in Boston and at Bradford’s old studio in Fairhaven. Exhibitions of his work included the National Academy in 1876, the Boston Art Club, 1876-1886, the New Bedford Art Club in 1920, and several other galleries in Boston and New Bedford throughout his career. He died in 1921.