Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Washington Allston

Marker ID: SCHM 22-11
Location: Inside Brookgreen Gardens on Allston Circle Drive
County: Georgetown
Coordinates: N 33° 31.08    W 079° 5.746
  33.518    -79.09576666
Style: Free Standing **


Washington Allston, "the American Titian," artist, and author, was born at Brookgreen, Nov. 5, 1779. He studied in London, Paris, and Venice. He had a studio in London, 1811-1818; in Boston, 1818-1830; in Cambridge, 1830-1843, where he died, July 9, 1843. Allston was, said Coleridge, a painter born to renew the 16th century.