Bacon, Henry, 1839-1912

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Henry Bacon, an oil and watercolor painter, served in the Union army during the Civil War as a field artist for LESLIE'S WEEKLY. Wounded at Bull Run, he was discharged. Circa 1864 he was a student of Alexandre Cabanel at l'Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. He later studied with Edouard Frere at Ecouen. He also spent numerous summers painting at Etretat, France. Circa 1891, he married Louisa Lee Andrews, his second wife. From the early 1900s, until his death, he summered in London and wintered in Cairo. He became well-known for his large watercolors of desert peoples in Egypt.

From the description of Henry Bacon papers, 1849-1931. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122291386

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creatorOf Bacon, Henry, 1839-1912. Letter, 1873. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Henry Bacon papers Archives of American Art
creatorOf Albert Kahn papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936. Papers, 1867-1936. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Albert Kahn papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Bacon, Henry, 1839-1912 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Ripley, Hubert G. (Hubert George), b. 1869. The Boston Society of Architects in the XXth century / by Hubert G. Ripley. Boston Athenaeum
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associatedWith Bacon, Lee Andrews. person
associatedWith Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917. person
associatedWith Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936. person
associatedWith Cabanel, Alexandre, 1823-1889. person
associatedWith Corot, Jean-Baptiste-Camille, 1796-1875. person
associatedWith Frère, Pierre Edouard, 1819-1886. person
associatedWith Gambart, E. person
associatedWith Kahn, Albert person
associatedWith Kahn, Albert, 1869-1942. person
associatedWith Millet, Jean François, 1814-1875. person
associatedWith Rhodes, Cecil, 1853-1902. person
associatedWith Ripley, Hubert G. (Hubert George), b. 1869. person
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United States
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Expatriate painters
Landscape painters


Birth 1839-10-08

Death 1912-03-13





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