John Chester Buttre
(1821 - 1893)
John Chester Buttre was active/lived in New York, New Jersey. John Buttre is known for Wood and steel plate engraving, lithography, portraits.
Biography John Chester Buttre
John Chester Buttre,was an American steel-plate engraver and lithographer, responsible for some 3 000 engraved portraits of American political, naval and military personalities. He published The American Portrait Gallery in three volumes (1880–81) with text by his daughter, Lillian C. Buttre. He was also a wood engraver and publisher
He received his first drawing tuition from Hullanski, a Polish exile living in Auburn. Later he applied himself to the study of portrait-painting. He was, however, better suited to drawing and wood-engraving. His work improving, he carried on the business of general engraver, producing card-plates, wood-cuts for newspapers and engraving silver-ware.
Arriving in New York in 1841, he devoted
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