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ABBEY, Edwin Austin (1852 - 1911), Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, pastellist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
ABBEY, Edwin Austin (1852 - 1911), Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, pastellist

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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 Harper's Magazine and

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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