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Francis Hopkinson

 (1737 - 1791)
Francis Hopkinson was active/lived in Pennsylvania.  Francis Hopkinson is known for amateur sketches, portrait, flag design.

Biography   Francis Hopkinson


An amateur portrait painter in crayon and thought to be the designer of the American flag while serving as a Congressman, Francis Hopkinson was born in Philadelphia. He lived there and in Bordentown, New Jersey.

His reputation came primarily from his career as a lawyer, politician, musician and writer of political satire. He also created heraldic designs for official seals.

Hopkinson was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.


Source:
Peter Hastings Falk, Editor, Who Was Who in American Art



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