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Joseph Adams

 (1803 - 1880)
Joseph Alexander Adams was active/lived in New Jersey, New York.  Joseph Adams is known for landscape painting, Bible illustration, engraving.

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Joseph Adams


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Known for his wood engravings as well as illustration, Joseph Adams was born at New Germantown, New Jersey, and moving to New York City, was apprenticed to a printer for a short period of time. He taught himself wood engraving and did that as well as illustration, working in the city until 1847.

He was an associate member of the National Academy of Design, and exhibited there from 1833 to 1838.

His best known work was the set of 1,600 illustrations for Harpers' illustrated Bible.


Sources:
George Groce and David Wallace, Dictionary of Artists in America 
Peter Hastings Falk, Editor, Who Was Who in American Art


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About  Joseph Adams

Born:  1803 - New Germantown, New Jersey
Died:   1880 - Morristown, New Jersey
Known for:  landscape painting, Bible illustration, engraving