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DYER, Charles Gifford, artist, born in Chicago in 1846. He was graduated at the U. S. naval academy, then in Newport, R. I., and saw some service in the civil war, but resigned his commission on account of impaired health, went to Europe, and studied art in Paris under Jacquesson de la Chevreuse. He entered the Royal academy at Munich in 1871, and has spent most of his professional life there and in Paris, with the exception of six winters in Rome, four summers in Venice, and prolonged working tours in Egypt and Syria,. Among his more important works are "St. Mark's, Venice, with Armenian Chapel," "On Linden when the Sun was Low," "Venice at Birth of Day," " Morning on the Riva, Venice," " Historical Still-Life of the Seventeenth Century," and " Among the Domes of St. Mark's."
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