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 Henry Chapman Ford  (1828 - 1894)

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Lived/Active: Illinois/California      Known for: mission paintings, illustrator, graphics

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BIOGRAPHY for Henry Ford
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1828 (Livonia, New York)
 
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1894 (Santa Barbara, California)

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Illinois/California

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Henry Chapman Ford was best known for his paintings of the entire chain of twenty-one California missions.  He was born in Livonia, New York in 1828, but he pursued his studies in Paris and Florence during the late 1850's.

He was a Civil War illustrator and veteran, and as soon as he was discharged from service, he settled in Chicago, Illinois.  In Chicago, Ford became an accomplished landscapist, "the first professional landscape painter in that city" (Taft. 294) He was (showing 500 of 2784 characters).



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