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Joseph Birren

 (1864 - 1933)
Joseph Pierre Birren was active/lived in Illinois, New Mexico, Wisconsin.  Joseph Birren is known for painting, illustration, cycloramist.

Biography   Joseph Birren


Joseph Birren, a landscape painter, illustrator and graphic artist, was known for a style called Tactilism, meaning he used paint in a way that gave the illusion of three-dimensional work.

He was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 14, 1864 to Henry and Catherine Birren. He attended private schools and from 1883 to 1900, the Art Institute of Chicago where he was a student of John Vanderpoel. He also studied in Philadelphia, New York at the Art Students League, Munich, and Paris at the Julian Academy (1889).

At age 18, Birren was employed by the Chicago studio of C.F. Schwerdt. In 1885, he worked with Henry Knight in the creation of a cyclorama depicting the Battle of Gettysburg, and the next year, he joined H.H. Gross of the Gros   ...  Displaying 750 of 3199 characters.

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