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John Henry Dunnell

 (1813 - 1904)
John Henry Dunnell was active/lived in California, New York, Massachusetts.  John Dunnell is known for amateur sketch artist.

Biography   John Henry Dunnell

Born in Millbury, MA in 1813. Dunnel exhibited at the NAD in 1847-48 and then joined the Gold Rush to California in 1849. He was in business in Colma when California became a state and served as Colma's first justice of the peace. In 1851 he returned to New York, but came to California again in 1857 for a three year period as a representative of the Singer's Sewing Machines. After 1860 he was a resident of NYC where he died on Jan. 25, 1904. Exh: NAD, 1847-48; Mechanics' Inst. Fair (SF), 1857. In: Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley (Sutter's Mill).

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
New York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America (Groce, George C. and David H. Wallace); California Pictorial (Van Nostrand & Coulter); NY Times, 1-28-1904 and NY Tribune, 2-7-1904 (obits).

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