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FEKE, Robert (1705 - 1750), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
FEKE, Robert (1705 - 1750), Painter

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American, 18th century, male.

Born between 1705 and 1710, in Oyster Bay (Long Island); died 1750 or 1767.

Painter. Portraits.

There are different accounts of Robert Feke's origins and early life. Some say he was descended from a Dutch family that settled in Oyster Bay, and according to information that seems almost legendary he is said to have been captured and taken to Spain as a prisoner,

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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