Nahum Ball Onthank
(1823 - 1888)
Nahum Ball Onthank was active/lived in Massachusetts. Nahum Onthank is known for portrait, historical figure, landscape.
Biography Nahum Ball Onthank
The following is from R. Scott Oberlies, Blue Lake CA: He writes: "I am the great-great grandson of Nathum Ball Onthank. My grandfather, Arther Heath Onthank, ( Nathum Ball Onthank's grandson ) wrote a book titled " The Onthank Family ". This information comes from pages 70 - 72 of this book."
Nathum Ball Onthank was the second child and son of William Newton Onthank and Susan Forbes Ball. He was born at Holliston, Massachusetts on July 19, 1823. He became one of the eminent portrait artists of his day. The family legend is that when he was a young lad his work in painting a sign for a Southboro tavern was admired by an itinerant painter, who gave him some professional advice that led him to engage in that profession. He left the fa
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