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DUNLAP, William (1766 - 1839), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
DUNLAP, William (1766 - 1839), Painter

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American, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1766, in Perth Amboy (New Jersey); died 1839, in New York.

Painter. Historical portraits.

When he was just 17 years old, William Dunlap painted a portrait of Washington. The Historical Society of New York owns a family group painted by him in 1788. In 1834 he published a History of the Art of Drawing in the United States.

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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