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Akeley, Carl Ethan

Eleanor F. Wedge.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Installation Art, Mixed-Media, Assemblage, and Collage; Natural History; Engineering and Technology. 1175 words.

Akeley, Carl Ethan (19 May 1864–17 November 1926), taxidermist, naturalist, and inventor, was born near Clarendon, New York, the son of Daniel Webster Akeley and Julia Glidden, farmers. In...

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Aldridge, John Arthur Malcolm (1905–1983), painter and gardener

Anne Whiteman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Agriculture and Farming. 863 words.

Aldridge, John Arthur Malcolm (1905–1983), painter and gardener, was born near Woolwich, London, on 26 July 1905, the second of the three sons (there were no daughters) of Major John...

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Bowles, Edward Augustus [Gussie] (1865–1954), horticulturist and watercolour painter

William T. Stearn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Agriculture and Farming. 1497 words.

Bowles, Edward Augustus [Gussie] (1865–1954), horticulturist and watercolour painter, was born on 14 May 1865 at Myddelton House, Bull's Cross, Enfield, Middlesex, the fourth of five...

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Brierly, Sir Oswald Walters (1817–1894), marine painter and naval engineer

Delia Millar.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1325 words.

Brierly, Sir Oswald Walters (1817–1894), marine painter and naval engineer, was born at Chester on 19 May 1817, the son of Dr Thomas Brierly (d. in or before 1872), a physician and amateur...

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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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Bulova, Arde

David M. Walden.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Politics; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 922 words.

Bulova, Arde (24 October 1889–19 March 1958), businessman, was born in New York City, the son of Joseph Bulova and Bertha Eisner. His father emigrated to New York from Bohemia and in 1873...

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Burton, William Kinninmond (1856–1899), civil engineer and photographer

M. C. Curthoys.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 1250 words.

Burton, William Kinninmond (1856–1899), civil engineer and photographer, was born in Edinburgh on 11 May 1856, the eldest of four children of John Hill Burton (1809–1881), historiographer...

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Cabanel, Rudolphe (1762/3–1839), engineer and theatre designer

John Earl.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Art Forms; Engineering (General). 514 words.

Cabanel, Rudolphe (1762/3–1839), engineer and theatre designer, was 'a native' of Aachen (some accounts say Liège) but lived in London for most of his life. Little is known of his family or...

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Clark, Alvan

Deborah Jean Warner.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1077 words.

Clark, Alvan (08 March 1804–19 August 1887), artist and telescope maker, was born in Ashfield, Massachusetts, the son of Alvan Clark and Mary Bassett, farmers. He attended a local grammar...

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Claudet, Antoine François Jean (1797–1867), photographer and inventor

Larry J. Schaaf.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Engineering and Technology; Art. 1281 words.

Claudet, Antoine François Jean (1797–1867), photographer and inventor, was born at Château de Rosay, Lyons, France, on 12 August 1797, the son of a gentleman of independent means, who died...

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