The popular term for Gotham for New York City began from these writings. He first became known for his comic work. In 1809, after the death of his seventeen-year-old fiancée Matilda Hoffman, Irving completed his first major book, “A History of New-York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty,” under one of his fake names-Diedrich Knickerbocker. In 1815, Irving went to En... ... middle of paper ... ...ving also supported for writing as a legitimate career, and argued for stronger laws to protect writers from copyright infringement. Irving truly did believe in the success of being a writer and just that.
Mathew Brady was the son of Irish immigrants who came to the United States in the late 1830's, later that year they became residents of Saratoga Springs, where they became acquainted with the artist, William Page. Page was a large influence on Brady's artistic lifestyle teaching him trades such as jewel making, case making, and painting. Page took Brady under his wing and they moved to New York where Brady met Samuel F.B. Morse an artist who instructed Page in earlier days. Morse began the new art of photography, which his friend Daguerre from Europe had just began.
After settling in New York City in 1825, he became one of the most respected painters of his time. Morse was a very friendly guy. Being a natural leader, he was a founder and the first president of the National Academy of Design, but was lost his campaigns to become mayor of New York or a Congressman. In 1832, while returning on the ship from another period of studying art in Europe, Morse heard a conversation about the newly discovered electromagnet and got the idea of an electric telegraph. He mistakenly thought that the idea of such a telegraph was new, helping to give him the go ahead and push the idea forward.
Its presence provided the movement with individuals who were trained in the established arts and who legitimized the artistic claims of pictorial photography by the fact that they were willing to use the photographic medium. The very term painter photographer was made up in reference to Frank Eugene who worked simultaneously with Stieglitz in media for a decade. Eugene attended a German fine arts academy, and painted theatrical portraits of the United States. In 1889 he mounted a solo exhibition of pictorial photographs at the Camera Club of New York, which, pointedly, was reviewed in Camera Notes as painting photography (Norman 23). In conclusion Stieglitz's fight for photography developed into new ideas for future generations.
Christina Crawford is responsible for the book Mommie Dearest, which gave an in depth view into the life of Christina Crawford growing up as Joan Crawford’s daughter. Richard Nixon wrote the book Memoirs of Richard Nixon. And Stephen King debuted in 1979 with his first big name book, The Dead Zone. Toni Morrison was born Chloe Anthony Wofford in Lorain, Ohio in 1931. Her six major novels--The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, Sula, Tar Baby, Beloved, and Jazz--have collected nearly every major literary prize.
This money did not all go into Cooper’s pocket as he had to use some of it to care for his siblings (JFC, DISCovering Biography, n.p.). In May of the next year James would request a twelve-month break from the Navy to tend to family business. In his time from the Navy, Cooper met Susan Augusta DeLancey, the daughter of a country squire. They would marry on January 1, 1811 (JFC, DISCovering Biography, n.p.). Cooper was an avid reader in his early adulthood.
Cullen was sent to live with his paternal grandmother in New York City. Then Cullen was adopted by Fredrick Asbury Cullen.Cullen attended Clinton high school in New York City, a school for his famous excellence. Cullen wanted to be successful because of the way he was bounced around and knew he had a skill as writer. In 1922, he entered New York university. In 1925, he was elected to phi betta kappa, won first prize in the witter bynner poetry contest.
Thus a group of artists with their modernistic approach, went to New York City and started a new wave known as the “The New York School”. To come up with originality, the American designers inspired by the European Avante Grante/Modernistic art, added new techniques and concepts which created a complete new direction in art and design that shifted the world’s attention. Many pioneers of the movement such as Paul Rand, Bradbury Thompson and Alex Steinwelss came up with designs that were much appreciated and attracted people and students of design. One of the students was Saul Bass (1920 - 1996). Born in New York, Bass developed an interest in design and illustrations.
Samuel F.B. Morse, commonly known for his invention of the telegraph and Morse code, located Daguerre in France to observe his new creation. In 1839, Morse built a camera based on Niépce and Daguerre’s. Morse worked with John W. Draper to further develop the intricate invention (Nardo 18-20). Then, in the mid-1850s, wet collodion processes replaced the Daguerreotype (Cooper).
Hawthorne and his classmates became the most prominent people in America at that time. He had many strong ties with important people from attending Bowdoin, such as: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Franklin Pierce. In 1828, his first novel, Fanshawe was anonymously published at his own expense. In 1842, he befriended Transcendentalists Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Bronson Alcott, and married Sophia Peabody, an active member of the Transcendentalist movement. In 1846, he was appointed surveyor of the Port of Salem where he worked for the next three years, being unable to earn a living as a writer.