Pilgrim Fathers boarding the Mayflower by Bernard Gribble
Because Thanksgiving is both an important historical event and celebration for our nation, many artists have chosen to paint it. Bernard Gribble, (1872 - 1962) a British artist who is best known for his paintings of ships, did this painting of the Pilgrim Fathers Boarding the Mayflower.
Weir's Embarkation of the Pilgrims
The Embarkation of the Pilgrims was painted by Robert Weir (1803 - 1889). Weir spent most of his career as an instructor of Drawing at the United States Military Academy at West Point. The painting now hangs in the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
First Thanksgiving by Brownscombe
Jennie Brownscombe (1850 - 1936) was an American painter who made many paintings of revolutionary and colonial American history. Her painting, The First Thanksgiving is her most notable work. Her paintings appear in several museums and also on prints, calendars, and greeting cards.
The First Thanksgiving by Ferris
Jean Ferris (1863 - 1930) was an American painter known for his series of 78 scenes from American history called, The Pageant of a Nation. It is the largest series of historical paintings depicting America completed by a single artist. Ferris’ The First Thanksgiving is one of the paintings in his historical series.
Catching the Thanksgiving Turkey by Grandma Moses
Grandma Moses (1860 - 1961), one of our Artists of the Week this year, painted several scenes of farm life during holidays. Her painting, Catching the Thanksgiving Turkey, shows the atmosphere and excitement before Thanksgiving.
Rockwell's Freedom from Want
One of our Artists of the Week last year was Norman Rockwell (1894 - 1978). His painting called, Freedom of Want, shows an American family’s Thanksgiving dinner and is one of the most famous paintings of the Thanksgiving holiday.
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