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 Louis Andrevitch Choris  (1795 - 1828)

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Lived/Active: California / Russian Federation/France/Mexico/Ukraine      Known for: botanic sketches Pacific Coast-natives

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BIOGRAPHY for Louis Choris
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Birth
1795 (Ickaterinoslav, Ukraine, Russia)
 
Death
1828 (Vera Cruz, Mexico)

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California / Russian Federation/France/Mexico/Ukraine

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botanic sketches Pacific Coast-natives

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A Ukrainian-born expedition artist in the early 19th century, Louis Choris did some of the first pictorial records of people and places in Hawaii, Alaska, and California.

As a young man, he early enjoyed a reputation among the artists of Saint Petersburg and Moscow where he had done drawings of botanical specimens for the naturalist F.A. Marschall von Bieberstien. At age 20, he was chosen to accompany the voyage of explorer Otto von Kotzebue as official artist. Von Kotzebue's voyage of c (showing 500 of 6446 characters).



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