From Kate Ogden, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey:
John Alexander McDougall (1811 - 1894 )
John Alexander McDougall was a native of Livingston, New Jersey, but spent most of his career in Newark. His birth date has been reported as 1810 or 1811. By 1838 he had a working partnership in Newark with George Ross: McDougall specialized in miniatures - small portraits about 2-3 inches in size - while Ross painted large oil portraits. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has McDougall's portrait of Henry Clay, a watercolor miniature on ivory. Although he lived and worked in Newark, McDougall also maintained a studio in New York City. Several of his children followed their father into careers in the arts
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