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George Robert Bonfield  American  1802 -1898
Born: Portsmouth,  England 
Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States 
Addresses:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Immigrated in 1816 or 1836 
  New Jersey, United States 1853-c.1857 
Studied: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts c. 1820
Instructors: Thomas Vest c. 1820
Exhibited: Artists Fund Society 1836-1845
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 1836-1867
National Academy of Design 1837, 1843-1844
Apollo Association 1838-1849
American Art Union 1838-1849
Maryland Historical Society 1848
Examples of Work: Mariners Museum, Newport News, Virginia 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia 
Philadelphia Maritime Museum 
Specialty: Painter
Subjects Known For: Marine
Memberships: National Academy of Design Honorary 1845
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George Robert Bonfield was born in Portsmouth, England, the son of a stonecutter. As a child Bonfield was attracted to the sea and made sketches of the ships and views of Portsmouth Harbor. The family immigrated to the United States in 1816 and settled in Philadelphia.1 Bonfie... (More)

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