William James Linton
(1812 - 1897)
William James Linton was active/lived in New York, Connecticut / England. William Linton is known for wood engraving, watercolor sketches.
Biography William James Linton
William James Linton, wood engraver, printer, and poet, was likely the finest wood engraver of his generation, as well as an important figure in political and literary circles.
He was born in London, England, the son of William Linton, an accountant and provision broker, and Mary Stephenson. In 1818, the Lintons moved to Stratford, where he attended Chigwell School, and he moved to London in 1828 in order to serve an apprenticeship with George Wilmot Bonner, a wood engraver.
Subsequently he worked for two leading engravers, William Henry Powis and John Thompson, and then from 1840 to 1843 for John Orrin Smith. His work appeared in the Illustrated London News, the leading pictorial journal of the time.
In 1837 Linton
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