(1837 - 1876)
Felix Augustus Peckham was active/lived in Rhode Island. Felix Peckham is known for portrait.
Biography Felix Peckham
Felix Augustus Peckham was a rare, gentle man whose strength of character would not allow his infirmities to dim his outlook on life. Despite a spinal disease that took the use of his legs as a young boy and eventually caused his death, his countenance was always positive and endearing.
He was born December 30, 1837, in Middleton, Rhode Island, the second child of Felix and Esther Peckham. His father was a successful farmer until 1846 when, with the death of his wife, the family moved to Newport. There he engaged in business and real estate while also becoming a director of the local bank.
What little that is known of the artist's development was stated in his obituary: "When quite young his talents indicated that he would
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