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John Fairchild

 (1820 - 1862)
John W. Fairchild was active/lived in California.  John Fairchild is known for Scenic artist.

John Fairchild

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Born in Farmington, CT in 1820. Fairchild was active in Boston during the late 1840s. While there, he painted scenery at the Howard Athenium and Federal Street Theater. Arriving with the Gold Rush in 1850, he settled in San Francisco where he was a scene painter at the Jenny Lind Theater and McGuires Opera House. In 1856 he collaborated with Charles H. Rogers on a panorama of the Vigilance Committee. His early demise in San Francisco on Feb. 9, 1862 was due to a brain tumor.

Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
New York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America (Groce, George C. and David H. Wallace); City Directory; Alta, 11-10-1856 and 2-10-1862 (obituary).

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About  John Fairchild

Born:  1820 - Farmington, Conneticut
Died:   1862 - San Francisco, California
Known for:  Scenic artist