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 Charles Cushing Wright  (1796 - 1854)

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Lived/Active: New York/South Carolina/Maine      Known for: engraving, medallion portraits

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A founder of the National Academy of Design* and recognized as the first American medalist*, Charles Cushing Wright was also distinguished for being "both the designer and die cutter of his medals" (Dearinger, 303).  According to, he was "probably the finest die engraver the country has produced." He engraved the three medals struck at the United States mint by the American Art Union honoring prominent artists.

He is responsible for medals depicting a number of e (showing 500 of 3060 characters).

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San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915

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