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Cyranius Bolliva McClellan

 (1827 - 1883)
Cyranius Bolliva McClellan was active/lived in Nevada / Bolivia.  Cyranius McClellan is known for genre, animal, history, still life.

Biography   Cyranius Bolliva McClellan

Cyrinus Bolliva McClellan was born in Bolivia in 1827.  McClellan arrived in San Francisco in 1850 with the Gold Rush and was active in northern California until 1870.   He then moved to Nevada and had studios in Carson City and Virginia City where he was a popular portrait painter with those who had prospered from the Comstock Lode.  Virginia City's fire of 1875 destroyed his studio and most of his early work, leaving few of his works extant.  He died in Reno, NV on Oct. 1, 1883. 

Works held in Public Places:  Nevada Historical Society.

Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
City Directory; California State Library (Sacramento); Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, Summer 1990; Carson Daily Appeal, 10-3-1883 (obit).

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