"Study for Harper's Ferry, West Virginia"
oil on canvas
6 1/4" x 8 7/8"
Peto, John Frederick
American, 1854 - 1907

John Frederick Peto was born in Philadelphia in 1854.

He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1878.  He exhibited there between 1879 an 1886, the only exhibitions of his career.

He moved to Island Heights, New Jersey, in 1889 and lived and painted there until his death in 1907.

His works are in many prominent private and public collections, and can be seen in the museums of Boston, Brooklyn, and Minneapolis; as well as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Smith college Museum of Art, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.