Throughout the world people envision
George Washington the way he was painted by Gilbert Stuart. Throughout his career, Stuart painted several famous portraitsof the President, among others.Stuart was born on December 3, 1755 in Narragansett, Rhode Island. He studied under Cosmo Alexander, a Scottish portrait painter, then working in Rhode Island. Alexander accompanied Stuart to Scottland in 1772. Stuart studied at theUniversity of Glasgow after his master died, and then returned to America. He later set up a studio in England, then several in America: Boston, ashington,New York, and of course, Germantown. Today Gilbert Stuart is famous for his portraits which are displayed in museums
across the globe. Beside for his paintings of Washington, Stuart's other major
works include portraits of Benjamin West, William Woolett, John Hall, John
Philip Kemble, Sir Joshua Reynolds, and one of W. Grant of Congalton skating in
St. Jame's Park.