Find, Learn, Price Art
Enjoy the comprehensive art database we've compiled since 1987
Membership Details
Images, sales charts, bios, signatures, 30 artist Alerts and more ...
Art auction records:  Millions of references for pricing research
Or, register for Free Alerts
To track 10 artists.

Already a member?  Sign in here

John Linen

 (1799 - 1888)
John Linen was active/lived in New York, New Jersey / Scotland.  John Linen is known for miniature portrait, figure painting.

John Linen

Born in Greenlow, Scotland in 1799 to John Linnen and Isabel Dickson Linnen, John Linen/Linnen was one of nine children.  He was christened January 17, 1799 in Greenlaw, Berwickshire, Scotland.  He apparently died without children.

He became a painter of miniature portraits in New York City, where he emigrated with his artist brother, George Linen, in 1834. Previous to settling in the United States, he studied at the Royal Academy in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Most of his career was in New York or New Jersey, but he also traveled to Alexandria and Richmond, Virginia and to Baltimore, Maryland.

His portraits were noted for their detail.

Sources include:
Peter Hastings Falk (editor), Who Was W  ...  Displaying 750 of 825 characters.

Subscriber Members, please Sign In for artist biographies and for all services.  Others, full text is available on Fridays.

If you are not currently a member, please See Details about membership, which includes biography access, auction records, and many other features available to our day, month, or yearly Subscriber Members!

  Full access to biographies is
  free each Friday

About  John Linen

Born:  1799 - Greenlow, Scotland
Died:   1888 - Bloomsdale, New Jersey
Known for:  miniature portrait, figure painting