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American, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Exeter, USA, from 1770 to 1810.

Engraver. Ex-libris plates.

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American, 19th century, male.

Born 1803, in New Germantown (New Jersey); died 1880, in Morristown (New Jersey).

Engraver (wood).

Joseph Alexander Adams worked for several years as a printer and then devoted himself to engraving on wood, which he initially studied alone. He later received advice from the engraver Alexander Anderson. He became a master and, with his pupils and collaborators, undertook the great work that made his reputation, ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1857, in New York; died 1939.

Engraver (wood).

A pupil of Frank French and J.-D. Smithmick, Walter Monteith Aikman trained in New York and then went to Paris to study painting. His engravings won him medals in exhibitions in Paris (...

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American, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1773, in Charleston (South Carolina); died 1846, in Philadelphia.

Engraver (line-engraving), illustrator.

James Akin was born in South Carolina, but moved first to Philadelphia and then to Newburyport and Salem in Massachusetts. Among his works are a portrait of ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1872, in Worcester (Massachusetts); died 1941.

Painter, engraver. Landscapes.

At the beginning of the 20th century George Ames Aldrich took his vacations in north-west France, where he painted views of Normandy and Brittany.

New York, 4 Jan 1907: River Path, Marne Chapel...

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American, 19th century, male.

Born 1800, in Windham County (Connecticut); died 1880 or 1881, in Florence.

Painter, engraver. Portraits.

A distinguished portrait artist and lithographer, Francis Alexander studied under Alexander Robertson, who was the secretary at the American Academy of Fine Arts in New York. He lived in Boston and Providence, where he earned a considerable reputation as a portraitist. He went to Europe in 1853 and studied the Italian Primitives; this had an effect on his own style, which became more Naive than Primitive. His landscapes contain few figures and convey a powerful feeling of solitude....

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Leah Lipton

(b Killingly, CT, Feb 3, 1800; d Florence, March 27, 1880).

American painter and lithographer. He studied briefly with Alexander Robertson (1768–1841) in New York and copied portraits by John Trumbull and Samuel Waldo. From 1821 to 1825 he painted portraits in Killingly, CT, and Providence, RI. He received encouraging advice from Gilbert Stuart in Boston, probably in 1825, and by 1828 was a prominent portrait painter and lithographer there. Portraits such as Mrs Jared Sparks (1830; Cambridge, MA, Harvard U.) demonstrate a well-developed sense of pattern and design but display some deficiency in draughtsmanship, with conventional shapes used to determine the sitter’s features.

From 1831 to 1833 Alexander travelled and painted in Italy. After returning to Boston, he exhibited 39 paintings in 1834 at Harding’s Gallery, many of which were derived from the Italian trip. His unusually theatrical portrait of Senator Daniel Webster (1835; Hanover, NH, Dartmouth Coll., Hood Mus. A.) shows the effect of his exposure to Romanticism; Webster is presented with fiery eyes and wild hair, silhouetted against a dramatic sky. When Dickens visited America in ...

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American, 18th – 19th century, male.

Engraver.

S. Allardice was a pupil and rival of the engraver R. Scott in Philadelphia. He engraved illustrations from 1794 to 1803, working mainly in line engraving.

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American, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1755, in Farmington (Connecticut); died 1825.

Engraver.

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American, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1780, in Enfield (Connecticut); died 1821, in Ithaca (New York).

Painter, engraver.

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American, 19th – 20th century, female.

Born in Cleveland (Ohio); died 1946.

Painter, engraver.

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American, 19th century, male.

Activec.1880.

Engraver, illustrator.

A wood engraver, Anderson worked as an illustrator for several American newspapers.

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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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David Tatham

(b New York, April 21, 1775; d Jersey City, NJ, Jan 17, 1870).

American wood-engraver. Anderson was the first important American wood-engraver. He was self-taught and made woodcuts for newspapers at the age of 12. Between c. 1792 and 1798, when he studied and practised medicine, he engraved wood as a secondary occupation, but following the death of his family in the yellow fever epidemic of 1798, he abandoned medicine and worked as a graphic artist. He was an early follower of Thomas Bewick’s white-line style. He usually engraved the designs of others, such as Benjamin West, but he was a skilful and original draughtsman, as can be seen in his illustrations for Durell’s edition of Homer’s Iliad (New York, 1808). He exhibited frequently at the American Academy and was a founder-member of the National Academy of Design (1825). Anderson spent his long and prolific career in New York, engraving mainly for book publishers and magazines but also producing pictorial matter for printed ephemera. He worked steadily until the late 1850s, cut his last blocks in ...

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American, 19th century, female.

Active at the beginning of the 19th century.

Born in the USA.

Engraver.

Ann Anderson was the daughter of Alexander Anderson, trained with her father, and married the burin engraver Andrew Maverick.

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American, 19th century, male.

Active in Philadelphia 1811-1824.

Engraver (line-engraving).

Hugh Anderson engraved portraits for several books.

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American, 19th century, male.

Active 1855.

Engraver.

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Engraver (line-engraving).

George T. Andrew was active between 1882 and 1892. He was the son of John Andrew and ran the company John Andrew and Son.

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American, 19th century, male.

Born 1867.

Painter, engraver. Portraits, landscapes. Murals.

Richard Andrew was initially a pupil of Dennis Miller Bunker at the Boston Art School and then went to Paris, where he studied at the Académie Julian and the École des Beaux-Arts.

New York...

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American, 19th century, male.

Active during the first half of the 19th century.

Engraver (wood).

Phineas F. Annin engraved a large number of illustrations, among the best of which is Cliffs of the Grand Canyon after Thomas Moran.