Moseley Isaac Danforth
(1800 - 1862)
Moseley Isaac Danforth was active/lived in New York, Connecticut / England. Moseley Danforth is known for engraving, portrait, figure and historical genre painting.
Biography Moseley Isaac Danforth
Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Moseley Danforth became a noted bank note engraver who was a prime influence in merging bank note companies into a single entity. He was also a noted portrait painter and when the National Academy of Design was created in 1826, he was among the first members.
At age 18, he apprenticed to Asaph Willard of the Hartford Graphic and Bank Note Engraving Company. He then worked as an engraver in New Haven and in 1825, moved to New York for the same purpose.
From 1827 to 1840, he worked in London and studied at the Royal Academy. He also became acquainted with a number of England's leading artists and did engravings of their work.
Returning to the United States, he was briefly in Harford
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