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Patrick Reason

 (1817 - 1856)
Patrick Henry Reason was active/lived in New York.  Patrick Reason is known for naive figure, portrait painting, engraving, lithography.

Biography   Patrick Reason


REASON, PATRICK HENRY (1816-1898), engraver, lithographer, abolitionist, and fraternal order leader. 

He was born in New York City, one of four children of Michel and Elizabeth Melville Reason; Patrick was baptized on April 17, 1816, as Patrice Rison.  His father Michel Rison was from St. Anne Island, Guadeloupe, and his mother Elizabeth Melville from Saint-Domingue.  Patrick's young sister Policarpe died in 1818 at age four.  His brother Elver (or Elwer) did not attain the prominence that Patrick or his brother Charles Lewis did.  All three brothers received their early education at the New York African Free School, established on Mulberry Street by the New York Manumission Society.  Patrick's abili   ...  Displaying 750 of 14480 characters.

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A Colored Young Man
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