NORTON BUSH PAINTINGS FOR SALE & BIOGRAPHY
'Initially Norton Bush studied with the painter James Harris in Rochester. He then worked from 1851 to 1852 with Jasper Cropsey in New York, where he kept a studio until he left for San Francisco, California, in 1872.
During his career he visited South and Central America on several occasions, including Nicaragua in 1853. He visited Central America again in 1868 when he was appointed by the industrialist William C. Ralston to paint scenes of the various activities of his company there. In 1874 he joined the San Francisco Art Association and became its director in 1878. In 1875 he visited Peru to paint the newly constructed Andes railway. He also travelled to Ecuador. He was awarded a medal for his works at the California Exhibition, which included Mount Chimborazo, Heights of the Sierras, Mount Meiggs, Andes from Peru, Cordilleras of Ecuador, Bay of Panama and Lake Nicaragua.' (Benezit, Dictionary of Artists, Gründ, 2006).