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Francis Drexel

 (1792 - 1863)
Francis Martin Drexel was active/lived in Pennsylvania.  Francis Drexel is known for formal portrait painter.

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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 in Philadelphia.

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   ...  Displaying 750 of 5910 characters.

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