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 John Henry Brown  (1818 - 1891)

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Lived/Active: Pennsylvania      Known for: Portrait, miniature, landscape painting

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John Henry Brown (1818-1891)

Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he became a professional portrait painter in 1839 but seems to have painted only miniatures from c. 1844 on.  He moved to Philadelphia in 1845 and remained there until his death.  He was successful in his work, counting among his sitters  Abraham Lincoln (from life at Springfield, Illinois, 1860) and James Buchanan.

Studied:
1836  With Arthur Armstrong, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Exhibited:
PAFA, frequently between 1844 and 1866
NAD, 1875
Cenntenial Exhibition Philadelphia, 1876

Member:
PAFA, 1862

Sources include:
Who Was Who in American Art

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