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McEvoy, (Arthur) Ambrose (1878–1927), painter

Martin Hardie

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/34718

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McEvoy, (Arthur) Ambrose (1878–1927), painter, was born in Crudwell, Wiltshire, on 12 August 1878, the elder son of Captain Charles Ambrose McEvoy (d. in or after 1893) and his wife, Jane Mary. The younger son, Charles, gained some distinction as a playwright. Their father was an Irish-American mercenary who, after serving in the Confederate army in the American Civil War, became an authority on submarine warfare, including inventing an antisubmarine hydrophone in 1893; after his American service he settled in ...

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Subjects: Drawing and Pastels ; Painting

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