Alexander Lawrie Jr
(1828 - 1917)
Alexander Lawrie, Jr. was active/lived in New York, Indiana. Alexander Lawrie Jr is known for landscape, Civil War soldier portraits and genre painting, engraving.
Biography Alexander Lawrie, Jr.
Alexander Lawrie was born in New York City in 1828. As a youth he was apprenticed to an engraver and later studied drawing at the National Academy of Design. From 1850 to 1854 he studied in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. There his most notable teacher was Paul Gottlieb Weber, an influential landscape artist from Germany whose other pupils of this era included Thomas Moran, William S. Haseltine and William Trost Richards.
Of all of these students Richards proved to be the best friend and traveling companion, and in 1855 the two went abroad to first to Dusseldorf then to Paris. Lawrie then went alone on to Florence, returning to Philadelphia in 1858. He served in the Union Army in the Civil War, and went ab
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