Van Vleck exhibited at the American Institute in 1851 and the following year settled in San Francisco where he was associated with Charles Christian Nahl. He lived at 10 Sutter Street and had his wood engraving shop at 611 Clay Street where he was a partner of Wm Keith from 1864-68. Keith named his only son in his honor. Exh: Mechanics' Inst. (SF), 1857; Calif. State Fair, 1859.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"New York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America
(Groce, George C. and David H. Wallace); Keith, Old Master of California
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