b. 1790, in Kentucky. Graduated at Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky., and then studied law. Fought in the war of 1812, and afterward turned his attention to art, becoming for a short time a pupil of Gilbert Stuart, between whom and himself there was an intimate friendship. Mr. Jouett painted the portraits of many of the most prominent southerners of his time. d. 1827, at Lexington, Ky." [P. 28.]
Catalogue of Works of Art in the Art Building of the Southern Exposition at Louisville, Ky. Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company, 1883.