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George Platt

 (1839 - 1899)
George W. Platt was active/lived in Illinois, Colorado.  George Platt is known for trompe l'oeil, survey artist, portrait.

Biography   George Platt


A survey artist as well as trompe l'oeil and landscape painter, George Platt accompanied John Wesley Powell's Geological Survey and Exploration expedition that included the Grand Canyon in the early 1870s. His early education was at the University of Rochester and then he accompanied Powell on the expeditions.

Following these western trips, George Platt took classes at the Pennsylvania Academy and there came under the influence of William Harnett and John Peto, trompe l'oeil painters. Platt later studied in Munich, Germany and Italy and then returned to the United States in the 1880s, going to Chicago and Rockford, Illinois; and Davenport, Iowa.

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