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 Frederick Whymper  (1838 - 1901)

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Lived/Active: California / England      Known for: sea-landscape, survey-illustrator

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BIOGRAPHY for Frederick Whymper
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1838 (England)
 
Death
1901

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California / England

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Best known for his watercolor seascapes and survey expedition illustrations, especially of Alaska, Frederic Whymper was an artist as well as an author and mining engineer. He was born in England in 1838. As a young man, he worked with his brother, Edward, on Alpine books.

In the late 1850s, he traveled as the official artist to the Waddington Expedition in British Columbia.

Between 1862 and 1867 he made numerous visits to San Francisco. Sailing from San Francisco in 1865, he was (showing 500 of 2659 characters).



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