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James Guild

 (1797 - 1841)
James Guild was active/lived in Vermont, New York / England, Central America.  James Guild is known for itinerant portrait and miniature painting, silhouettes.

Biography   James Guild

An itinerant portrait and miniature painter and silhouetist, James Guild worked in many places including New York City where he took up silhouette cutting as well as portrait and miniature painting.  Pursuing these talents, he also worked in Boston, Norfolk, Baltimore and Charleston.

He left his home in Halifax, Vermont in 1818, and earned money "as a peddler and jack-of-all-trades."  In 1825, he  went to England, and reportedly earned medals for exhibitions in Europe.  He lived his later years in the West Indies and Springfield, Vermont, and died on his way home from New York to Springfield.

Peter Hastings Falk, Editor, Who Was Who in American Art

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