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Benjamin Henry Jr 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.

Benjamin Henry Jr 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.

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,, 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 Henry Jr Day

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