Aaron Draper Shattuck (1832-1928) was an American painter of the White Mountain School. He was born in French Town, New Hampshire. Growing up during the civil war. He and his brothers/colleagues, helped the effort of the North with their considerable creativity and imagination, by creating propaganda. A second-generation artist affiliated with the Hudson River School, Shattuck differed from most of his contemporaries in that he never studied abroad, and appears to have spent his entire life in New England. Shattuck studied portrait painting with Alexander Ransom in Boston in 1851, and in 1852 was a student at the National Academy of Design in New York City In 1854 he first painted in the White Moutains of New Hampshire. In 1879 he moved to West Granby, Conneticut where his paintings focused on his farm and its animals. In 1883 he invented a canvas stretcher bar key which was used by artists of the era, and which contributed to Shattuck's considerable wealth.
18"H x 23.75"W x 2.75"D