J. Lafarge letters to Samuel P. Avery, 1864-1867.
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American artist, connoisseur, and art dealer, born Mar. 17, 1822 in New York City; died there on Aug. 11, 1904. Avery began his career as an engraver on copper and wood, then established himself as an art dealer in 1865, making annual purchasing trips to Europe each year between 1871 and 1882. He personally knew many American and European artists, whose works he bought, sold and publicized. Avery's connoisseurship was responsible for the formation of numerous private art collections in New York,...
John LaFarge (1835-1910) was president of the Society of American Artists. From the description of John La Farge letter to Frank B. Bigelow, 1904 Oct. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 613316806 John La Farge (1835-1910) was a painter, muralist, sculptor, and stained glass artisan. In 1904 he was serving as president of the Society of American Artists. From the description of John La Farge letter to Frank B. Bigelow, 1904 Oct. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 7...