(1850 - 1896)
William Hamilton Gibson was active/lived in New York, Connecticut. William Gibson is known for illustrator-nature, landscape.
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Biography William Gibson
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William Hamilton GIBSON
"It does seem rather strange to me that whatever I undertake to do, always ends in success, and in unexpected success."
William Hamilton Gibson has been called one of the three most influential naturalists of the 19th Century, and an accomplished writer and artist. Born in the hamlet of Newtown, western Connecticut, of "way-back Puritan" ancestry, he attended the local Gunn School in Washington, Connecticut, and later the Polytechnic in Brooklyn. He briefly sold life insurance, and then worked as a lithographer for Appleton's in New York, quickly moving into sketching for that firm and others.
In the spring of 1873, he made a trip to Washingt
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