(1812 - 1846)
Alfred Thomas Agate was active/lived in New York, District Of Columbia, California. Alfred Agate is known for Wilkes expedition sketches, miniature painting.
Biography Alfred Agate
A painter, illustrator and expedition artist, Alfred Agate learned at an early age to paint from his older brother Frederick Styles Agate, portrait and historical painter. Alfred later went on to study with Thomas Seir Cummings, and by the late 1830's, was exhibiting his work at the National Academy of Design in New York, establishing himself as a skilled painter in oils.
Already an active miniaturist, Agate was engaged by the United States Government in 1838-1942 as an official portrait and botany artist. As part of the Charles Wilkes expedition, he explored the West Coast of
America, Australia, the Antarctic and along the coast of South America,
and the South Pacific. Starting in 1838, the Wilkes Expedition was giv
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