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HENRY INMAN (1801-1846)

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Originally appearing in Volume V14, Page 575 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HENRY INMAN (1801-1846), American artist, was born in Utica, New York, on the loth of October 18o1. Apprenticed to the painter John W. Jarvis at the age of fourteen, he left him after seven years and set up for himself, painting portraits, genre and landscape. He was one of the organizers of the National Academy of Design in New York and its first vice-president (from 1826 until 1832). As a portrait painter he was highly successful both in New York and Philadelphia, and going to England in 1844, he had for sitters the Lord Chancellor (Cottenham), the poet Wordsworth, Doctor Chalmers, Lord Macaulay and others. His American sitters included President Van Buren and Chief Justice Marshall. He died in New York City on the 17th of January 1846.
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