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Benjamin Day

 (1838 - 1916)
Benjamin Henry Jr Day was active/lived in New York, Kansas, New Jersey.  Benjamin Day is known for illustrator, war-western genre.

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Benjamin Day


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Born New York, NY, 1838; died Summit, NJ, 1916. Illustrator. Educated in New York and studied art in Paris. Staff artist for Leslie's & Harper's Weekly. Invented process that mechanically adds tints to line engravings, the Ben-Day, in about 1879. Illustrator for Beyond the Mississippi (1967). His five drawings would place him in Kansas, Nevada, and California in 1857-67 if they were drawn on site. It is likely that they were drawn from existing materials.

SOURCES:
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Samuels, Peggy. Illustrated Biographical Encyclopedia of Artists of the American West. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1976.; AskArt, www.askart.com, accessed Sept. 2, 2005.

This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.


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About  Benjamin Day

Born:  1838 - New York, New York
Died:   1916 - Summit, New Jersey
Known for:  illustrator, war-western genre