Washington Allston — American Artist born on November 05, 1779, died on July 09, 1843

Washington Allston was an American painter and poet, born in Waccamaw Parish, South Carolina. Allston pioneered America's Romantic movement of landscape painting. He was well known during his lifetime for his experiments with dramatic subject matter and his bold use of light and atmospheric color... (wikipedia)

The only competition worthy of a wise man is with himself.
Distinction is the consequence, never the object of a great mind.
Never judge a work of art by its defects.