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John F. Francis  American  1808 -1886
Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 
Died: Jeffersonville, Pennsylvania, United States 
Exhibited: Art Union, Philadelphia 
Artists' Fund Society, Philadelphia 
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 1840-1844, 1855-1858
Examples of Work: Newark Museum, New Jersey 
Specialty: Painter
Style/School: Trompe l'Oeil
Subjects Known For: Still Life
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John Francis was born in 1808 and initiated the revitalization of still life painting. He was largely a self-taught artist, producing some of America's most important still lifes. His visually intimate representations were delicately colored and painterly. Francis began to exhibit in Philadelph... (More)

Born in Philadelphia, by 1832 John E Francis, who was largely self-taught, was supporting himself and his new bride as an itinerant portrait painter in eastern Pennsylvania. In 1845, he established residence in Philadelphia and began exhibiting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and ... (More)

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