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James Blackton

 (1875 - 1941)
James Stuart Blackton was active/lived in New York, California / England.  James Blackton is known for landscape painting, cartoons, animation.

Biography   James Blackton


The following biography is from the Shanghai Trading Company.

Born January 5, 1875 Sheffield, Yorkshire, Eng. Died August, 13,1941 Hollywood, CA, USA

Born in Britain this artist was a originator of animation in the film industry.  Later he became a film director and producer establishing other important film techniques, shaping and encouraging the development of cinematic art.

He began his career as a cartoonist for the New York Evening World.  During that time as a producer of films, he co-established the Vitagraph Company.  A little over a year earlier he interviewed with Thomas Edison as an actor, winning a part drawing cartoons on paper for a short film of an artist drawing funny face   ...  Displaying 750 of 3897 characters.

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