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Lester, C. Edwards

    Full Name: Lester, C. Edwards

    Other Names:

    • Charles Edwards Lester

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1815

    Date Died: 1890

    Home Country/ies: United States

    Subject Area(s): American (North American), biography (general genre), Colonial North American, colonialism, and colonization


    Author of early American biography of artists. His book Artists of America, featured biographies of Washington Allston, Henry Inman, Benjamin West, Gilbert Charles Stuart, John Trumbull, James DeVeaux, Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Crawford. His work built on the early criticism of John Neal.

    Selected Bibliography

    The Artists of America: a Series of Biographical Sketches of American Artists: with Portraits and Designs on Steel. New York: Baker & Scribner, 1846.


    Sears, Donald A. John Neal. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1978, p. 116, mentioned.


    "Lester, C. Edwards." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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