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American, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1775, in New York; died 17 January 1870, in New Jersey.

Engraver, draughtsman, illustrator.

Alexander Anderson, the son of a Scotsman, was the first person to practise wood engraving in the USA. He first studied medicine and qualified as a doctor in ...


Kirk Marlow

English painter, illustrator, writer and Soldier, active in Canada. As a young cadet at Woolwich Royal Military Academy (1793–5) he took instruction in topographical drawing from Paul Sandby. He travelled and sketched in continental Europe and established a reputation with his illustrations to picturesque travel-books of Italy and the Alpine regions of Switzerland....


American, 18th century, male.

Painter, draughtsman. Mythological subjects, portraits, landscapes. Frontispieces.

Scipio Moorhead was a slave belonging to the Reverend John Moorhead of Boston, whose wife Sarah was a painter and drawing teacher and probably gave him his artistic training. He was active in Massachusetts in the 1770s. The Black poet Phyllis Wheatley, born in the Gambia and herself a slave of the plantation-owner John Wheatley in Boston, mentions him in a poem entitled 'To S.M., A Young African Painter, on Seeing his Works', in her collection ...