John Edwin Forbes
(1839 - 1895)
John Edwin Forbes was active/lived in New York. John Forbes is known for Civil War magazine illustration and painting, genre, landscape.
Biography John Edwin Forbes
Born in New York City, John Edwin Forbes became a Civil War reportorial artist for Leslie's Illustrated
newspaper, joining the staff at age 22 in 1861. He was attached
to the Army of the Potomac, and was one of the youngest and one of the
few artists who covered the entire war. Most of his illustrations
were of the daily life of the soldiers, but he also depicted battle
scenes including the Second Battle of Bull Run, and Hooker's Charge at
He used many of his pencil sketches for large
paintings after the War and from them, did a series of detailed
etchings, which he published in 1891 as Thirty Years After: An Artist's Story of the Great War. A
weekly series, published by Army Life Pu
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