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 James Madison Alden  (1834 - 1922)

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Lived/Active: California/Florida/Massachusetts      Known for: topographic landscape, survey sketches-history

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Torrent, Yosemite, 1859; Bridal Veil Falls, 1859 (a pair)
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Regarded as one of the most highly accomplished of the expedition survey artists, James Madison Alden did numerous drawings, opaque and transparent watercolors. A large body of his work exists, and it is possible to see a style evolving from tight renderings to more stylized works where he simplifies land contours into flowing lines.

From 1854-1857, he served with the Pacific Coast Survey, commanded by his uncle, James Madison (1810-1877) and painted numerous watercolors from Mare Island (showing 500 of 8815 characters).

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