John Francis Eugene Prud'homme
(1800 - 1892)
John Francis Eugene Prud'homme was active/lived in New York, District Of Columbia. John Prudhomme is known for portrait reproduction and banknote engraving, curator.
Biography John Francis Eugene Prud'homme
Known for engravings, including bank notes and portrait reproductions,
John Prud'homme was born in Saint Thomas of the West Indies, and at age
seven, moved with his parents to New York City. There he learned the
art of portrait engraving from his brother-in-law, Thomas Gimbredeas,
and by age 21, had a career of his own. Many of his portraits were
published in the four volume book, National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans, 1834-1839, by James Herring and James Barton Longacre.
being well established with portrait work, he turned increasingly to
independent projects such as banknote engraving. From 1835 to 1847, he
exhibited his work in New York at the National Academy of Design of
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