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American, 19th – 20th century, female.

Born 23 June 1847, in New York; died 1917.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtswoman, illustrator. Landscapes, flowers.

Agnes Abatt studied art at the Cooper Institute and the International Academy of Art in New York, and later received advice from R. Swain Gifford and James D. Smilie....

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American, 20th century, female.

Born 1887, in Vienna, Austria.

Painter, illustrator.

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1 April 1852, in Philadelphia; died 1911, in London.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman (including ink), pastellist, illustrator. Historical subjects, genre scenes, landscapes, figures.

Edwin Austin Abbey's apprenticeship consisted of making drawings for a wood engraver before studying at the Pennsylvania Academy in Philadelphia and starting work as an illustrator. The drawings he supplied for ...

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Pamela H. Simpson

American painter, illustrator, and muralist, active also in England. Abbey began his art studies at the age of 14 in his native Philadelphia where he worked with Isaac L. Williams (1817–95). Two years later he enrolled in night classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art working under Christian Schussele (...

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1874, in Mechanicsville; died 1953.

Painter (gouache), illustrator. Genre scenes.

New York, 3 June 1982: Archery Lesson (gouache, 11 × 9½ ins/28 × 24.2 cm) USD 850

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1887, in Bergen, Norway.

Painter, illustrator.

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1874, in Worcester (Massachusetts); died 1925, in New York.

Draughtsman, illustrator.

John Wolcott Adams was a descendant of the two US presidents of the same name. He studied in Boston and was a student of Howard Pyle in New York. He drew in pen and pencil. He was published in the leading magazines and illustrated collections of old songs, historical narratives and poetry....

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American, 19th century, male.

Born 23 July 1868, in Athens (Ohio).

Painter, draughtsman.

Edwin Tappau Adney studied in New York, where he had a considerable reputation as a book illustrator. Among his works are drawings for a book on the birds of the west of North America, for which he carried out research in Carolina. Adney went in search of subjects that would interest the public, such as the gold prospectors of the Klondyke. After this journey he published some remarkable illustrations in ...

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American, 19th century, female.

Born 6 June 1859, in Baltimore; died 1935.

Painter, illustrator.

Ellen Wetherald Ahrens studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School, then at the Pennsylvania Fine Arts School and the Drexel Institute. She was notably successful at the exhibitions she entered, winning a $1,000 prize at the Carnegie Institute and a silver medal in Pittsburgh. Her miniatures were among the best on show at the St Louis Exhibition. Her most successful illustrations were for Louisa M. Alcott's ...

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American, 19th century, male.

Born 1870, in Springfield (Massachusetts).

Painter, illustrator.

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in Europe 1877-1881, and in Paris 1891-1901.

Born 7 October 1856, in Allegheny, Pennsylvania; died 31 May 1915, in New York.

Painter, muralist, illustrator. Portraits, figures, landscapes.

Symbolism, Art Nouveau.

John White Alexander worked as an office boy for ...

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Eleanor Jones Harvey

American painter and illustrator. He began his career in New York in 1875 as a political cartoonist and illustrator for Harper’s Weekly. In 1877 he went to Paris for his first formal art training, and then to Munich, where he enrolled at the Kunstakademie under ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 14 May 1874, in Augusta (Kentucky); died 1941, in Cincinnati.

Painter, illustrator.

Stephen Alke studied in Cincinnati and was a pupil of Duveneck, Noble and Nowottny. He was a member of the Cincinnati Art Club.

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 28 November 1907, in Charlotte (North Carolina); died 27 April 1977, in New York.

Painter, sculptor, illustrator, lithographer. Murals.

Groups: Spiral, 306.

Charles Alston moved to New York with his mother in 1914, after his father died. Alston received his BA and MA (...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1878, in Peru (Indiana).

Painter, illustrator.

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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 ...

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American, 20th century, female.

Born in Lexington (Virginia).

Painter, engraver, illustrator.

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 13 January 1874, in Oxford (Ohio); died 1956, in Westport (Connecticut).

Painter, illustrator. Genre scenes, landscapes.

Karl J. Anderson worked as a house-painter, portrait photograph retoucher, and magazine illustrator before enrolling in the Art Institute of Chicago. He continued his study in Holland and France and in the mid-1880s he went to join his friend and former classmate Frederick Frieseke in the Impressionist colony of Giverny in the north of France. In ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1886, in Lynn (Massachusetts); died 1926, in South Norwalk (Connecticut).

Painter, illustrator. Still-lifes.

New York, 21 Aug 1981: Still-life with Fruit (1958, oil on canvas, 25½ × 30½ ins/65 × 77.5 cm) USD 550

New York, 6 May 2000...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 3 July 1882, in Altamount (New York); died 9 July 1937, in White Plains (New York).

Painter, illustrator. Landscapes.

Victor Coleman Anderson studied at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn in 1900 and in Woodstock, New York, with Birge Harrison, Henry Hobart Nicols and Herman Dudley Murphy. He provided illustrations for a number of American magazines including ...