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 Edwin Deakin  (1838 - 1923)

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Lived/Active: California      Known for: landscape, architecture, still life

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BIOGRAPHY for Edwin Deakin
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1838 (Sheffield, England)
 
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1923 (Berkeley, California)

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California

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Born in Sheffield, England on May 21, 1838. At age 12 Deakin was apprenticed to a decorative japanning firm where he was taught to paint landscapes on boxes and tables. This appears to have been the extent of his art training and he remained a self-taught artist. A most talented youth, by 18 he was recognized in France and his native England for his architectural paintings. After moving to America in 1856, Deakin settled in Chicago and soon was exhibiting portraits of Civil War heroes at the (showing 500 of 6328 characters).



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