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Frederick Whymper

 (1838 - 1901)
Frederick Whymper was active/lived in California / England.  Frederick Whymper is known for sea-landscape, survey-illustrator.

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Frederick Whymper


Best known for his watercolor seascapes and survey expedition illustrations, especially of Alaska, Frederic Whymper was an artist as well as an author and mining engineer. He was born in England in 1838. As a young man, he worked with his brother, Edward, on Alpine books.

In the late 1850s, he traveled as the official artist to the Waddington Expedition in British Columbia.

Between 1862 and 1867 he made numerous visits to San Francisco. Sailing from San Francisco in 1865, he was a member of the Russian-American Telegraph Exploring Expedition that traveled to Alaska. There he worked in and around Nulat, located on the Yukon River, and also along the Anadyr River in Siberia. Whymper's explorations also included travels to Kamc  ...  Displaying 750 of 2633 characters.



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About  Frederick Whymper

Born:  1838 - England
Died:   1901
Known for:  sea-landscape, survey-illustrator