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CLARK, Alvan (1804 - 1887), Watercolourist, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CLARK, Alvan (1804 - 1887), Watercolourist, engraver

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American, 19th century, male.

Born 1804, in Ashfield (Massachusetts); died 1887, in Cambridge (Massachusetts).

Watercolourist, engraver. Portraits. Miniatures.

For some years Alvan Clark produced portraits of his fellow citizens, but competition from photography brought this activity to a halt. He is remembered today for the telescopes he made.

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