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George Burgess

 (1831 - 1905)
George Henry Burgess was active/lived in California, Hawaii.  George Burgess is known for topographic landscape, portrait, lithographer.

Biography   George Burgess


Primarily known as a California painter, George Henry Burgess was from a large family of artists.  A long-time resident of San Francisco, he also made periodic visits to the Hawaiian Islands.  Born in London in 1831, he studied at the Somerset House School of Design in London, and worked in a lithography shop in the city.  The California Gold Rush attracted George's two brothers, Charles and Edward, and in 1850 he and his older brother, William, joined them there.  However, he and William soon turned from mining to running a jewelry store in Sonoma.

Charles and Edward Burgess lived in Honolulu for various periods;  Charles working as a photographer and portrait painter, and Edward as an agent sellin   ...  Displaying 750 of 2368 characters.

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