Inman, Henry, 1801-1846

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Birth 1801-10-20
Death 1846-01-17

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Painter, portrait painter; New York, N.Y.

From the description of Henry Inman letter to James McMurtrie, 1841 June 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122355152

From the description of Henry Inman letter to James McMurtrie, 1838 Feb. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220209493

Henry Inman (1801-1846), son of William and Sarah Inman, was born in Utica, N.Y. After an apprenticeship with the portrait painter, John Wesley Jarvis (1780-1840), he became a painter of portraits, miniatures, landscapes, and genre pieces in New York City. He was a founder and vice-president of the National Academy of Design, a director of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and a partner with Col. Cephas Grier Childs (1793-1871) in a lithographic business. Childs was a Philadelphia, Pa., engraver, editor, publisher, and pioneer commercial lithographer. During his career, Inman painted the portraits of many prominent people in the United States and England.

From the description of Letters, 1828-1845. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 214080389

Portrait, miniature and landscape painter, and teacher; New York City. Inman was instrumental in the founding of the National Academy of Design, and was its Vice-President from 1826-1831.

From the description of Henry Inman letter, 1841 Jan. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122333427

American painter.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, N.Y., to E.H. Carey, 1841 Nov. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269532600


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