(1852 - 1931)
Timothy Cole was active/lived in New York, Illinois. Timothy Cole is known for wood engraving, magazine illustration, portrait painting.
Biography Timothy Cole
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Born in London, Timothy Cole became one of the most sought after wood engravers* in the publishing industry. His reputation for exactness and range of his subject matter led him to being credited as "the last master of a dying art form." However, photographic reproduction later negated the demand for artists with engraving skills.
He came to the U.S. at age five, and was apprenticed in Chicago to a commercial wood engraving firm, Bond and Chandler. But he left the city in 1871 because his work and possessions had been destroyed in the city's Great Fire.
In New York he did freelance engraving, and between 1875 to 1915 had contract work with Charles Scribner & Sons, worked as a magazine engraver. Amon
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