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Awatovi  

E. Charles Adams

Site in North America, in north-eastern Arizona. A Hopi village was established there by c. ad 1250 and destroyed in 1700. During excavations (1935–9) by the Peabody Museum, Harvard University, almost 150 wall paintings were discovered in 11 kivas (subterranean ceremonial structures; ...

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Hubbert  

American, 16th century, male.

Active during the second half of the 16th century.

Painter. Portraits.

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Italian painter and cartographer of Lombard birth. Little is known of his early life or career before his first documented commission in Rome in December 1562 for the design of maps in the Terza Loggia of the Vatican Palace for Pope Pius IV. It is unclear whether he came to Rome for this commission or whether it was awarded after his arrival. He worked on this project until ...

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American, 16th century, male.

Died 1593.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman. Genre scenes, landscapes.

John White worked in London. In 1585 he accompanied Walter Raleigh on his expedition to Virginia in order to document the natural environment and inhabitants of the native Indian settlements in present day North Carolina. These drawings and watercolours provide the earliest visual record of colonisation in America and were used to encourage further investment from England. Raleigh appointed White as governor of the colony of Roanoke but, having gone back to England to seek further supplies, he returned to find the colonists were no longer there, spurring the birth of the legend of the 'Lost Colony'. Several of his works were engraved by Theodore de Bry and published in Thomas Hariot's ...

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Amy Meyers

English watercolourist, active in North America . His drawings are among the earliest known images of the North American continent by an English artist. He is thought to have accompanied an exploratory expedition to the New World led by Sir Martin Frobisher (?1535–94) in ...