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 Edwin Austin Abbey  (1852 - 1911)

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Lived/Active: Pennsylvania/New York / England      Known for: history illustration, figure and mural painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Edwin Abbey
1852 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
1911 (London, England)

Pennsylvania/New York / England

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history illustration, figure and mural painting

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San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915
Edwin Austin Abbey was essentially the last in the line of American artists-including Benjamin West, Mather Brown, John Singleton Copley, and Washington Allston-who went to England to pursue history painting and worked their way up the professional ladder to receive the highest honors at the English court. The path he took, however, was distinctly different from his artistic forebears.

Abbey didn't start to paint in oil until he was 40 years of age. Before that time, he had distinguished (showing 500 of 24310 characters).

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