Thomas W Braidwood
(1814 - 1906)
Thomas W. Braidwood was active/lived in Pennsylvania, New Jersey / Scotland. Thomas Braidwood is known for Engraver and educator, art school founder.
Portrait of Thomas W. Braidwood by Beatrice Braidwood (The Artist's Daughter). Provided bt Vineland (NJ) Historical and Antiquarian Society
Biography Thomas W. Braidwood
The following information was submitted by Kate Nearpass Ogden, Associate Professor of Art History at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
Thomas W. Braidwood was born on December 6, 1818 at Rock Bank, on the river Clyde, near the city of Glasgow, Scotland. He began his career at fifteen as an apprentice with the printmakers Dalgleish and Falkener in Campsie, Scotland. He left home before turning eighteen and arrived in New York in 1836. There he was successful as an early designer of printed fabrics and wallpapers. After acquiring some capital, he moved to Philadelphia to enter business for himself.
In Philadelphia, Braidwood was elected principal of the School of Design for Women, which had been founded by Sarah J
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