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 Alexander Anderson  (1775 - 1870)

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Lived/Active: New Jersey/New York      Known for: wood engraving-bank notes, portrait drawing

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BIOGRAPHY for Alexander Anderson
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1775 (New York City)
 
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1870 (Jersey City, New Jersey)

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New Jersey/New York

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wood engraving-bank notes, portrait drawing

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San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915
Known as the "founder of the art and industry of wood engraving in the United States," Alexander Anderson was the dominant figure in that medium until the 1840s when a freer style came into vogue led by Felix Darley.

Anderson completed about six thousand wood carvings and worked nearly to the end of his long life of ninety-five years.  He is credited with inspiring many artists including Abel Bowen in Boston and George Gilbert in Philadelphia.

Anderson was self taught in dra (showing 500 of 1454 characters).



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