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 Harry Fenn  (1837 - 1911)

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Lived/Active: New Jersey/New York      Known for: book illustration, sea-landscape painting, engraving

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BIOGRAPHY for Harry Fenn
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Birth
1837 (Richmond, England)
 
Death
1911 (Upper Montclair, New Jersey)

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New Jersey/New York

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Hudson River School Painters
An illustrator for William Cullen Bryant's book Picturesque America and a painter associated with the Hudson River School of painting, Harry Fenn was born in England. He trained as a wood engraver before becoming a painter.  One of his strengths was his ability to capture highly detailed topographical scenes, and much of his work was intended for reproduction.

He arrived in the United States in the mid 1860s purportedly to see Niagara Falls.  He stayed for six yea (showing 500 of 3565 characters).



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