Abraham John Mason
(1794 - 1884)
Abraham John Mason was active/lived in New York / England. Abraham Mason is known for wood engraver, book illustrator.
Biography Abraham John Mason
A wood engraver, teacher and writer, Abraham Mason was born in London, England where he served as an apprentice to Robert Branston from 1808 to 1821. Then he established himself as a wood engraver in London and is described as having "achieved great respect in the profession" (Falk 2206). He lectured widely on the subject and then in November, 1829, sailed with his family to America. His wife, whom he married in 1815, was Robinianna Bonner, a niece of Robert Branston.
He was in New York City by 1830, and that year became an Associate Member of the National Academy of Design where he exhibited his work from 1830 to 1837 and lectured in 1831 and 1832. In 1833, he was appointed the Academy's Professor of Wood Engraving and lectured wide
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