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A marine painter, well-known in the United States and France, he was a life-long friend of John Singer Sargent.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1933, he went to sea at an early age, but settled in Paris, France after a few years, where he then lived for over 30 years. Dana studied art in Paris at the Ecole de Beaux Arts under Le Poittevin and Couture, and became a regular exhibitor at the Annual Salon, where his pictures were 'Hors Concours'. His seascape 'Solitude' showing a deserted waste of the great waters of the Atlantic under a moonlit sky won a gold medal for the year at the Paris International Exhibition of 1878, and several of his p
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