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 James Brade Sword  (1839 - 1915)

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Lived/Active: Pennsylvania      Known for: genre, landscape, portrait, children

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BIOGRAPHY for James Sword
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1839 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
 
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1915 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

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Pennsylvania

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After a childhood in Macao, China, James Brade Sword started out in life, after high school in Philadelphia, employed by a civil engineer on various surveys and earth-moving projects. In his early twenties, after sketching in his spare time, he soon turned to the study of painting.

He began with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia in 1861. By 1863, he had studied with George W. Nicholson, a landscape painter, and was deeply involved in painting. His earlier engineer (showing 500 of 1532 characters).



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