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Patrick Gass

 (1771 - 1870)
Patrick Gass was active/lived in Pennsylvania, West Virginia.  Patrick Gass is known for topography, Lewis & Clark Expedition artist, woodcuts.

Biography   Patrick Gass


A topographer, sketch artist and lithographer who was with the Lewis and Clark Expedition beginning 1804, Patrick Gass "kept a diary that became one of the noted documents of those early explorers." (5) His Journal was first published in 1807 and printed and sold through subscriptions in Pittsburg at one-dollar per copy.  Later it was translated into French and German.  It had five woodcut illustrations.  One of them was titled: "the First Council with the Indians held by Lewis and Clark."  Because there were no sketches of members of the party, it is thought by some scholars that the images were made after the conclusion of the expedition.  In this Journal, he coined the term Corps of Discovery for the expediton.Displaying 750 of 2544 characters.

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