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Cadwallader Lincoln Washburn
20 c. Modern Printmaking, drypoint
American, d. 1934
A man of diverse writing and fine art skills, Washburn was born in Minneapolis and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Washington from Gallaudet College, an institution for deaf mutes.

He also got a degree in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and then studied at the Art Students League in New York City with Henry Mowbray and William Merritt Chase in Shinnecock, New York.

In Spain, he studied with Joaquin Sorolla and in Paris with Albert Besnard. From 1896 to 1904, he exhibited at the Paris Salon and in 1915 at the Paris Exposition.

During the Russo-Japanese War, he was a war correspondent and reported on the early years of the Mexican Revolution. Known as a western printmaker, he exhibited one of his drypoint series at the 1915 San Francisco Exhibition. In the 1920s, he did etchings of Hopi and Navajo Indians.

He was a resident of Brunswick, Maine and became a member of the National Academy of Design in New York. His work is in Paris at the Luxembourg Museum and the Bibliotheque Nationale, and in London at the British Museum.


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