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Page, Thomas Nelson, 1853-1922, American author and diplomat, b. Hanover co., Va. His novels and stories are sentimental idealizations of the Old South. Among his novels are On Newfound River (1891) and Red Rock (1898); his volumes of stories include In Ole Virginia (1887) and The Burial of the Guns (1894). Italy and the World War (1920) is the record of his years as ambassador to Italy (1913-19).
Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918, American journalist and diplomat, b. Cary, N.C. He became (1880) a reporter for the St. Joseph (Mo.) Gazette and wrote a series of articles on the problems of the South. In 1883 he secured control of the Raleigh (N.C.) State Chronicle and crusaded for reforms in Southern agriculture, education, and industry. He was editor of the Forum (1890-95) and then of the Atlantic Monthly (1896-99). After he became (1899) a partner in the publishing firm of Doubleday, Page and Company, he founded (1900) the magazineWorld's Work, which he edited until he was appointed (1913) U.S. ambassador to Great Britain by President Woodrow Wilson. He did much to improve Anglo-American relations, but his outspoken sympathetic attitude toward the Allied cause in World War I brought a rift between him and Wilson, who was striving to maintain strict American neutrality.

See study by Ross Gregory (1970).

Page, William, 1811-85, American historical and portrait painter, b. Albany, N.Y., studied with S. F. B. Morse and at the National Academy of Design. Among his best-known works are Farragut's Triumphal Entry into Mobile Bay (presented to Grand Duke Alexis of Russia, 1871) and Ruth and Naomi (N.Y. Historical Society). Influenced by Emerson, Page was probably closer to the ideas of transcendentalism than any other American painter. He believed that art was the earthly counterpart of the divine creative process. In Italy from 1850 to 1857, he constructed a system of body proportions inspired by classical antiquity. He also devised color theories. Page is highly esteemed for his portraits, which are simply and poetically rendered. A portrait of his wife, Sophie, is in the Detroit Institute of Arts.

See monograph by J. Taylor (1957).

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