GRANVILLE PERKINS (1830-1895)
'Off Fort Hamilton'
'New York Harbor'
Granville Perkins, an illustrator as well as a
painter in watercolor and oil, was born on October 16, 1830 in Baltimore,
Maryland. He first studied painting formally with the marine and landscape
painter James Hamilton (1819-1898) at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine
Arts in Philadelphia. Perkins started exhibiting his work at the Academy
around the same time. In 1856, he exhibited his first painting, "Cape
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