Abner Peeler, of Webster City, IA, invented the airbrush in 1878. Imagine, over 130 years ago! Abner, a professional inventor who tinkered with things such as screw machines, bicycles and typewriters, developed this painting tool—originally called a “paint distributor”—specifically for photographic retouching.
Genre painting is the art of painting subjects (usually people) in the activities of everyday life. These paintings were most often done in a realistic style and by artists who are well recognized for their work.