in The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists
January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 229 words.
The most proficient member of a Boston family enterprise, he enlarged the artisanal woodworking tradition to reflect fine art practice.
in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Forms. 1723 words.
Skillin, John (1745– Jan. 1800), and Simeon Skillin, Jr. (1756–1806), woodcarvers, were born in Boston, Massachusetts, the sons of Simeon Skillin, Sr., a woodcarver, and Ruth Philips. John,...
in Grove Art Online
August 1996; p ublished online January 1998 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 310 words.
American family of wood-carvers. Trained in wood-carving by their father, Simeon Skillin sr (1716–78), who was a prominent New England ship-carver, John Skillin (1745–1800) and Simeon...