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 John Linen  (1799 - 1888)

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Lived/Active: New York/New Jersey / Scotland      Known for: miniature portrait, figure painting

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BIOGRAPHY for John Linen
1799 (Greenlow, Scotland)
1888 (Bloomsdale, New Jersey)

New York/New Jersey / Scotland

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Born in Greenlow, Scotland in 1799 to John Linnen and Isabel Dickson Linnen, John Linen/Linnen was one of nine children.  He was christened January 17, 1799 in Greenlaw, Berwickshire, Scotland.  He apparently died without children.

He became a painter of miniature portraits in New York City, where he emigrated with his artist brother, George Linen, in 1834. Previous to settling in the United States, he studied at the Royal Academy in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Most of his career was in New York or New Jersey, but he also traveled to Alexandria and Richmond, Virginia and to Baltimore, Maryland.

His portraits were noted for their detail.

Sources include:
Peter Hastings Falk (editor), Who Was Who in American Art
Patty Hopkinson, Old Parish Registers of Scotland

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