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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Howells, Elinor Mead

Jennifer S. Tuttle.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1243 words.

Howells, Elinor Mead (01 May 1837–07 May 1910), artist, was born in Chesterfield, New Hampshire, the daughter of Larkin Goldsmith Mead, a lawyer, and Mary Jane Noyes. Her parents settled...

West, Benjamin

Allen Staley.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 2929 words.

West, Benjamin (10 October 1738–11 March 1820), painter, was born in Springfield, Pennsylvania, the son of John West, an innkeeper, and his second wife, Sarah Pearson. Although both his...

Coia, Emilio (1911–1997), caricaturist

Duncan Thomson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1111 words.

Coia, Emilio (1911–1997), caricaturist, was born at 244 Castle Street, Glasgow, on 13 April 1911, the son of Giovanni Coia, an ice-cream dealer, and his wife, Maria Salvatore. His parents,...

Siferwas, John (fl. 1380–1421), manuscript artist

Timothy Graham.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 570 words.

Siferwas, John (fl. 1380–1421), manuscript artist, was active in the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries. He depicted himself several times in the habit of a Dominican friar, and...

Solomon, Simeon (1840–1905), painter and draughtsman

Colin Cruise.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 2521 words.

Solomon, Simeon (1840–1905), painter and draughtsman, was born at 3 Sandys Street, Bishopsgate, London, on 9 October 1840, the son of Michael Solomon (b. 1779) and his wife, Catherine Levy (null...

Koehler, Robert

Colles Baxter Larkin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1319 words.

Koehler, Robert (28 November 1850–23 April 1917), painter and art educator, was born in Hamburg, Germany, the son of Theodor Alexander Ernst Koehler, a machinist, and Louise Carolina...

Field, Erastus Salisbury

Paul Staiti.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 900 words.

Field, Erastus Salisbury (19 May 1805–28 June 1900), painter, was born in Leverett, Massachusetts, the son of Erastus Field and Salome Ashley, farmers. Raised on a farm in a western...

Jennys, Richard

William Bright Jones.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1235 words.

Jennys, Richard (1734?–1809), and William Jennys (1774–1858), itinerant portraitists, were born probably in Boston, Massachusetts, though Richard might have been born in England. He was the...

Lawrence, Jacob

Daniel Grant.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online July 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1388 words.

Lawrence, Jacob (07 September 1917–09 June 2000), painter, was born Jacob Armstead Lawrence in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the son of Jacob Lawrence, a railroad cook, and Rosalee Armstead...

Blume, Peter

David Detmer.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1299 words.

Blume, Peter (27 October 1906–30 November 1992), artist, was born in Smorgon, Russia, the son of Harry Blume, a clothing cutter, and Rose Gopin. He came to the United States with his family...

Fisher, Alvan

Fred B. Adelson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 889 words.

Fisher, Alvan (09 August 1792–13 February 1863), portrait, genre, and landscape painter, was born Alvin Fisher in Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, the son of Aaron Fisher, a disabled...

Hovenden, Thomas

John Stauffer.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 2016 words.

Hovenden, Thomas (23 December 1840–14 August 1895), painter, was born in Dunmanway, Cork County, Ireland, the son of Robert Hovenden, a prison warden, and Ellen Bryan. The family lived...

Miller, Kenneth Hayes

Efram L. Burk.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Education; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1238 words.

Miller, Kenneth Hayes (11 March 1876–01 January 1952), artist and teacher, was born in Oneida, New York, the son of George Miller and Annie Elizabeth Kelly, both active members of the...

Darling, Jay Norwood

David L. Lendt.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1306 words.

Darling, Jay Norwood (21 October 1876–12 February 1962), political cartoonist and conservationist, known as “Ding,” was born in Norwood, Michigan, the son of the Reverend Marcellus Warner...

Mostel, Zero

Richard L. Barr.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1351 words.

Mostel, Zero (28 February 1915–08 September 1977), actor and painter, was born Samuel Joel Mostel in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Israel Mostel and Celia (originally Zina) Druchs,...

Henri, Robert

Dennis Wepman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Education; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 2480 words.

Henri, Robert (24 June 1865–12 July 1929), artist and teacher, was born Robert Henry Cozad in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of John Jackson Cozad, a riverboat gambler and land speculator, and...