American 1852 - 1941
Born in Bangor, Maine, James Everett Stuart became known for his panoramic landscapes throughout North America, but especially of the American West. His parents took him to California at the age of eight, and the family settled in San Francisco where he attended the public schools and studied art with Virgil Williams, Raymond Yelland, Thomas Hill, and William Keith at the San Francisco School of Design. In 1885, Stuart first went to Yellowstone where he camped for several weeks, supplied himself with fish for food, climbed steep cliffs including Electric Peak, and filled his sketchbook for studio paintings. The following summer, Stuart returned, having negotiated a free pass from the Northern Pacific Railroad in exchange for paintings. He spent the next several summers in Yellowstone, selling paintings from his tent.
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
MOA at Brigham Young University
Crocker Art Museum
Oakland Museum of California