Waukegan (Illinois), June 1st 1850 – June 13th 1899, New York

Gaylord Sangston Truesdell was born on June 1st 1850 in Waukegan, small village located in the northern suburb of Chicago.
He was a well known American painter and artist who began his career as engraver. He studied at the Academy of Pennsylvania.
At the end of 1876, he rented an apartment and a workshop belonging to Charles Edouard Frere, in Ecouen.

In 1885, he came back to France where he works under the guidance of Ernest Meissonier, Fernand Cormon and Edouard Frère. In 1891, he lived in Ecouen on 6 “rue de Paris” (Paris road). He exhibited in several “Salon de Paris”, from 1886 to 1895. Gaylord Sangston Truesdell won a bronze medal at the 1889 Paris Universal exhibition and a second class medal in 1892.
In 1892, he has been awarded a gold metal for his painting “cows next to the river”. This was the first “Salon de Paris” gold medal awarded to an American painter.

Gaylord Sangston Truesdell painted country landscapes, often with sheeps.