(1830 - 1890)
Decatur Stephan McDannell was active/lived in Illinois, Ohio. Decatur McDannell is known for mountain landscape painting.
Biography Decatur McDannell
"Decatur McDannell was an artist by profession who painted many notable canvasses. Some of his favorite subjects were scenes in the Rocky Mountains. However, his great fame and his most notable artistic achievement was painting a magnificent copy of the panorama of the Battle of Gettysburg, which for years was housed as a feature in a building at Chicago and attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors.
Decatur McDannell died at Moline, Illinois, in 1890." (http://genealogytrails.com/ill/rockisland/biosM.htm)
The original canvas of the Battle of Gettysburg was by Paul Philippoteaux and was painted in Paris. There it was exhibited with one reviewer describing it as "the best masterpiece of its ki
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