Augustus Goodyear Heaton
(1844 - 1931)
Augustus Goodyear Heaton was active/lived in New York, Oklahoma, District Of Columbia. Augustus Heaton is known for portraits of notables, engraving, history themes.
Biography Augustus Goodyear Heaton
A portrait painter, engraver and art teacher, Augustus Heaton was born either in Philadelphia as recorded by art historians Peter Falk and John Mahe or in Perry, Oklahoma as stated by family members (see below). Heaton lived in various locations: New York City in the late 1870s; Paris, France in the early 1880s; Philadelphia (1884); Washington DC (1885); and then West Palm Beach, Florida. In 1890, 1892 and 1930, he was in New Orleans where he gave art lectures and painted portraits of numerous prominent citizens including Varina Davis who was Queen of Comus for Mardi Gras in 1892.
His engraving on a fifty-cent postage stamp won a bronze medal at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, and his ten-cent postage stamp engraving won a
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