(1808 - 1888)
Marcus Aurelius Root was active/lived in Ohio, Pennsylvania. Marcus Root is known for portrait painting, daguerrotypes-photographs.
Biography Marcus Root
Born in Granville, Ohio, Marcus Root is a lesser-known Ohio artist about whom increasingly more information is being discovered. Jeffrey Pressman, who visited Granville and from several sources compared portraits of the artist, has contributed data including the identity of portrait subjects as being Emily Boardman Spelman of Ohio and her daughters Charlotte Maria and Martha Emily. Martha was age three at the time of the painting, and the Spelman family lived in the Avery Downer House in Granville.
Not much has been published about Root, but an article by Gloria Hoover in the Newark, Ohio, Advocate, October 7, 1984, provided some details of his life. He was born August 15, 1808 to a family of some of the earl
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