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Allston, Washington (1779–1843), painter and poet

Shannon R. McBriar.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1861 words.

Allston, Washington (1779–1843), painter and poet, was born on 5 November 1779 at Brook Green domain, All Saints' parish, in the district of Georgetown, South Carolina, the second of the...

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Angadi, Patricia Clare (1914–2001), novelist and painter

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 4 words.

See Angadi, Ayana Deva

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Appleton, Thomas Gold

Vincent Freimarck.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 874 words.

Appleton, Thomas Gold (31 March 1812–17 April 1884), writer and artist, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Nathan Appleton, a merchant, and Maria Theresa Gold. Nathan Appleton,...

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Banvard, John

Kevin J. Avery.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1704 words.

Banvard, John (15 November 1815–16 May 1891), panoramist, scene painter, and poet, was born in New York City, the son of Daniel Banvard, a building contractor and amateur artist of French...

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Barnes, Djuna

Phillip Herring.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Journalism; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1404 words.

Barnes, Djuna (12 June 1892–19 June 1982), writer, was born Djuna Chappell Barnes in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, the daughter of Wald Barnes (born Henry Budington, recorded as...

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Bennett, Gwendolyn

Theresa Leininger-Miller.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Art Education; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1048 words.

Bennett, Gwendolyn (08 July 1902–30 May 1981), writer and artist, was born in Giddings, Texas, the daughter of Joshua Robin Bennett and Mayme F. Abernathy, teachers on a Native American...

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Benson, Eugene

Robert J. Scholnick.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Education; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1155 words.

Benson, Eugene (01 November 1839–28 February 1908), art critic, painter, and essayist, was born in Hyde Park, New York, the son of Benjamin Benson. His mother’s name is not known. He went...

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Betham, (Mary) Matilda (1776–1852), writer and miniature painter

Anne Gilchrist.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Literature. 724 words.

Betham, (Mary) Matilda (1776–1852), writer and miniature painter, was born at Stradbroke, Suffolk, the eldest of the fifteen children of the Revd William Betham (1749–1839) of Stonham...

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Brockedon, William (1787–1854), painter, writer, and inventor

Nicholas Alfrey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Literature; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 2049 words.

Brockedon, William (1787–1854), painter, writer, and inventor, was born on 13 October 1787 in Totnes, Devon, and baptized there on 12 November, the only child of Philip Brockedon (d. 1802),...

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Brontë, (Patrick) Branwell (1817–1848), writer and painter

Victor A. Neufeldt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1264 words.

Brontë, (Patrick) Branwell (1817–1848), writer and painter, was born on 26 June 1817 at Thornton in the West Riding of Yorkshire, the fourth of six children of the Revd Patrick Brontë...

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