Professor Lemuel L. Lowell was a resident of Watertwon, NY for 56 years. He was born in Litchfield, Herkimer county, NY on September 18, 1837. He later moved to Frankfort, a suburb of Utica.
When Lowell was only 12 years old, he created his first painting. Having a natural leaning toward painting and the life of an artist, he traveled to New York City to study art. His studies were interrupted by the Civil War, though his service was brief due to a discharge for disability.
In 1865 he opened a studio in the Paddock arcade where he was an instructor of both music and art. He considered his continued study of nature as the source of his inspiration. His ideal was to reproduce the soft, smooth effects of light within his landscape paintings. He expressed a disapproval of the impressionistic style of painting.
His one known White Mountain painting titled Chicorua [sic] Peak, White Mountains, was exhibited at the 1867 Utica, NY exhibition.
Lowell died in Watertown, NY on June 12, 1914.
Ted Gegoux provided biographical information
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