Born in Philadelphia as a beginner scene painter, Haseltine learned at the University of Pennsylvania and afterward at Harvard University, where he got a degree in 1854. He initially showed his paintings at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He cruised to Europe, studying in DÃ£Â¼sseldorf, at that point traveling up the Rhine into Switzerland and Italy. In late 1857 he got comfortable in Rome, and in the following months, he made various trips to draw the scene around Rome and Capri.
In 1858 Haseltine got back to Philadelphia, at that point in Tenth Street Studio Building in New York City, an essential issue for American scene painters; additionally in the building were Frederic Edwin Church, Albert Bierstadt, and Worthington Whittredge. In any case, large numbers of his paintings from this time got from his European representations. The exactness he painted these scenes won essential acclaim, and Haseltine was chosen an Associate of the National Academy of Design in 1860 and a full Academician in 1861. In 1864 Haseltine's significant other passed on in labor. He invested some energy training his nephew, Howard Russell Butler, however he moved after he wedded Helen Marshall in 1866. Initially, the family thought about settling in Paris; however, in 1867, they moved to Rome, which would form the majority of Haseltine's resulting years fill in as his home and point of takeoff from which to deliver perspectives on the European scene.
Haseltine likewise voyaged and attracted France, Holland, Belgium, and the Netherlands. In his later years, he again returned occasionally to the United States, making a final excursion toward the west in 1899. Haseltine passed on pneumonia in Rome in 1900. He is covered at the American graveyard directly close to Episcopalian Church, of which he was one of the founding individuals.