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John Williams

 (born 1814)
John Caner Williams was active/lived in California, Pennsylvania.  John Williams is known for Portrait painting.

Biography   John Williams


Born in Pennsylvania in 1814. Williams arrived in California with the Gold Rush. By 1858 he was living in Marysville and then settled in San Francisco where he was active until 1881. Exh: Artists Fund Society, 1837; Calif. State Fair, 1858; Calif. Art Union, 1865.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
City Directory; New York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America (Groce, George C. and David H. Wallace); California State Library (Sacramento); Artists of the American West (Doris Dawdy).

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