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Alfred Waud

 (1828 - 1891)
Alfred Rudolf Waud was active/lived in New York.  Alfred Waud is known for frontier activity drawing, war-genre, townscape, illustrator.

Alfred Waud

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An illustrator of Civil War and frontier South and West themes, Alfred Waud was born in London, England, and studied in London at the School of Design at Somerset House and the Royal Academy. Waud is regarded as one of the outstanding reportorial draughtsman of the 19th century, noted for his accuracy and ambitious coverage of his subject matter.

Upon his arrival in America, he went to work for Harper's Weekly and, assigned to the Army of the Potomac, covered events from the beginning to the end of the Civil War. He was well-liked and accepted by the soldiers and captured numerous on-the-spot illustrations for the New York Illustrated News. In one case, his drawing of a battle field was so valuable strategically that a Union general  ...  Displaying 750 of 5002 characters.

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About  Alfred Waud

Born:  1828 - London, England
Died:   1891 - Marietta, Georgia
Known for:  frontier activity drawing, war-genre, townscape, illustrator