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PHILLIPS, Ammi (1787 - 1865), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
PHILLIPS, Ammi (1787 - 1865), Painter

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American, 19th century, male.

Born 1787 or 1788, in Colebrook (Connecticut); died 1865.


Ammi Phillips worked as an itinerant portraitist in New England. Having produced work in highly differing styles, he was firstly called the 'Border Limner' and then the 'Kent Limner'. Several of his works were incorrectly attributed to John Bradley. In 1812 his early works were characterised by clear, fine colouring, with graphic details emerging

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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