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John Forbes

 (1839 - 1895)
John Edwin Forbes was active/lived in New York.  John Forbes is known for Civil War magazine illustration and painting, genre, landscape.

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Born in New York City, John Edwin Forbes became a Civil War reportorial artist for Leslie's Illustrated newspaper, joining the staff at age 22 in 1861.  He was attached to the Army of the Potomac, and was one of the youngest and one of the few artists who covered the entire war.  Most of his illustrations were of the daily life of the soldiers, but he also depicted battle scenes including the Second Battle of Bull Run, and Hooker's Charge at Antiedam.

He used many of his pencil sketches for large paintings after the War and from them, did a series of detailed etchings, which he published in 1891 as Thirty Years After: An Artist's Story of the Great War.  A weekly series, published by Army Life Pu   ...  Displaying 750 of 1707 characters.

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