(1792 - 1863)
Francis Martin Drexel was active/lived in Pennsylvania. Francis Drexel is known for formal portrait painter.
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Biography Francis Drexel
Francis Martin Drexel was a prominent 19th-century portrait painter
whose painting career began in Europe, continued in Philadelphia and in
South America for an extended period of time. He also became a
banker and was the founder of the brokerage house, Drexel & Company
Born in Dornbirn, in the far western Austrian
Alpine province of the Vorarlbergon on April 7, 1792, he was the son of
one of Dornbirn's most successful merchants. From 1806 to 1809, Drexel
was apprenticed to a painter in the village of Wolfurt, five miles
north of Dornbirn. These studies ended because of the failed 1809
Tyrolese uprising against the occupation of Napoleon in Austria, which
nearly impoverished the elder Drexe
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