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Robert Swain Gifford

 (1840 - 1905)
Robert Swain Gifford was active/lived in New York, Massachusetts.  Robert Gifford is known for etching, landscape and marine painting, Orientalism.

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One of America's prominent landscape and marine painters as well as teachers in the late 19th century, Robert Swain Gifford worked primarily in New York City with travels to many other locations. He was also one of the early artists into Alaska, going there in 1899 as a commissioned landscape painter for the Harriman Expedition, which traveled up the coast of Alaska as far as Plover Bay in Siberia.

He was born on a small island called Nonamesset, which adjoins Naushon in the chain of Elizabeth Islands off the coast of southeastern Massachusetts. When Gifford was two years old, his family moved to Fairhaven where his father was employed as a boatman and fisherman.

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