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 Grafton Tyler Brown  (1841 - 1918)

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Lived/Active: California/British Columbia/Minnesota / Canada      Known for: topographic townscape, illustration, lithography

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BIOGRAPHY for Grafton Brown
1841 (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
1918 (St. Peter, Minnesota)

California/British Columbia/Minnesota / Canada

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topographic townscape, illustration, lithography

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Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Grafton Tyler Brown was an illustrator, landscape and frontier subject painter, and lithographer, who became California's first black sketch artist.  He worked first for the lithography firm of Kuchel and Dresel Company, whose specialty was views of California mining towns and mining genre.

His family were freed slaves who moved from Maryland in 1837 and arrived in San Francisco from Pennsylvania in the early 1860s.  He traveled extens (showing 500 of 5852 characters).

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