Edward West Merrill
(1841 - 1910)
Edward West Merrill was active/lived in New Hampshire. Edward Merrill is known for folk art collage of cut paper, birch bark, ink and watercolor.
Biography Edward West Merrill
Edward West Merrill was born August 1, 1841 in Conway, New Hampshire. His father, Rufus Merrill (1803-1891), was a well-established publisher and book seller in Concord, New Hampshire. His mother was Sophia Barker West (1811-1895).
Merrill married Sarah E. Kendell on April 27, 1865 and died in Salisbury, New Hampshire on July 20, 1910.
Occupations: Civil War Draft Registration Records, 1863-1865: Bookbinder (his father’s business); 1870 Census: Pocketbook Maker; 1880 Census and 1900 Census: Birch Bark Artist; Death Certificate: Artist.
Merrill’s subject matter ranged from genre scenes to racist scenes based on Solomon Eytinge, Jr. (1833-1905) “Blackville” series for Harper’s Weekly in the 1870s.
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