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Frank Vizetelly

 (1830 - 1883)
Frank Vizetelly was active/lived in Virginia / United Kingdom, Egypt.  Frank Vizetelly is known for Civil War sketch artist, illustration.

Biography   Frank Vizetelly


A combat artist and illustrator, Frank Vizetelly was born in London, England and studied in Boulogne, France. He founded the magazine Le Monde Illustre in Europe and having completed the pictorial reporting of Garibaldi's campaign in Sicily and Italy, was sent to America in 1861 by the Illustrated London News to cover the Civil War.

In 1862, he began his war illustrations. Witnessing the first Bull Run, he did a sketch that was published of the fleeing Union troops, which so incensed Secretary of War Stanton that he refused Vizetelly permission to depict Union battle scenes. Undaunted, Vizetelly joined the Southern troops and sent more than 130 drawings back to London.

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