La Farge, John, 1835-1910
John La Farge was born in New York City in March 1835 to parents of French ancestry. His interest in art began during his training at Mount St. Mary’s College and St. John’s College (now Fordham University). He had only the practice of law in mind as a career until he returned from his first visit to Paris, France where he studied art with Thomas Couture and became acquainted with famous literary people of the city. La Farge subsequently worked with painter William Morris Hunt in Newport.
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