Maplewood in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Asher Brown Durand
Born in a farmhouse at this site August 21, 1796, he became a famous engraver, portraitist and landscape painter. As an outstanding artist, he server as president of the National Academy of Design for 15 years. His paintings are in all major collections of American Art.
In 1869 he built a house and studio on this site where he lived and worked until his death on September 17, 1886 at the age of 90 years.
Maplewood Bicentennial Committee
Erected 1976 by Maplewood Bicentennial Committee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical date for this entry is August 21, 1796.
Location. 40° 44.081′ N, 74° 16.754′ W. Marker is in Maplewood, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Ridgewood Road and Durand Road, on the right when traveling south on Ridgewood Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maplewood NJ 07040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James Ricalton (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of George W. Bramhall (approx. half a mile away); Birthplace of Ultimate Frisbee Cavalry Scout Stable Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of Springfield (approx. 1.1 miles away); American Delaying Action (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Meeting of the Wyoming Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Washington Rock (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maplewood.
Also see . . . Asher Brown Durand (Wikipedia). (Submitted on February 18, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 12, 2022, by Seva Zaslavsky of Maplewood, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 12, 2022, by Seva Zaslavsky of Maplewood, New Jersey. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.