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 David Hunter Strother  (1816 - 1888)

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Lived/Active: West Virginia      Known for: magazine illustration, drawing, genre and landscape painting

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BIOGRAPHY for David Strother
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1816 (Martinsburg, West Virginia)
 
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1888 (Charles Town, West Virginia)

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West Virginia

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Civil War Art
David Hunter Strother (1816-1888)

Author, artist, soldier, and diplomat David Hunter Strother rose to national fame as a correspondent for Harper's Magazine, writing and illustrating humorous anecdotes about Southern life in the Shenandoah Valley under the pseudonym "Porte Crayon."  Undergirded by solid academic training, Strother was widely regarded as the leading graphic artist of the Civil War era.

Born in Martinsburg, Virginia, Strother, a sickly youth, was encourag (showing 500 of 2664 characters).



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