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Frederick DeBourg Richards
American (1822–1903)

Frederick DeBourg RichardsPennsylvania Landscape, oil on canvas, 20"x30", 25"x35" framed, slr

Born in Wilmington, Delaware on June 24,1822. By 1840, he was perfecting his skills as an artist as a student. This dedication to the arts proved successful and by 1844, his work was regularly shown in American Art-Union exhibitions. Richards continued to push himself as an artist exploring the photographic art of daguerreotypy. By 1850, his photographic work was seen at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Franklin Institute’s Institute of American Manufacturers.

By 1855, he was elected to membership in the State historical Society of Wisconsin because of the country’s “indebted…to the rare skill of artists in placing permanently upon canvas historic men and events of age…” Richards died in Philadelphia, PA in January of 1903 leaving a wife and two daughters.

Member: Pennsylvainia Academy of Fine Arts; Philadelphia Society of Etchers; Society of Friends; State Historical Society of Wisconsin

In the Collection of: National Portrait Gallery

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