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 Alexander Francis Harmer  (1856 - 1925)

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Lived/Active: California/New Jersey      Known for: Indian life and landscape painting, illustration

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1856 (Newark, New Jersey)
 
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1925 (Santa Barbara, California)

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California/New Jersey

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Born in Newark, New Jersey, Alexander Harmer "is considered Southern California's first great painter of the 19th century" (Edan Hughes).

He began painting as a child, and at age 13 left home and wandered to Lincoln, Nebraska, where he spent three years before joining the army in Cincinnati, Ohio. Stationed in California for two years, he got a discharge to study art at the Pennsylvania School of Fine Arts in Philadelphia with Thomas Eakins and Thomas Anshutz.

In 1881, to get West (showing 500 of 1380 characters).



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