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YEWELL, George Henry, artist, born in Havre de Grace, Maryland, 20 January, 1830. He studied at the National academy and under Thomas Hicks, and in 1856 became the pupil of Thomas Couture in Paris. During 1867-'78 he lived in Italy, excepting one winter spent in Egypt. His works include "Children on the Sea Shore" (1861); "The Wounded Drummer-Boy"; "Roman Shepherd-Boy"; some Venetian subjects, including interior views of the Church of St. Mark;" Santa Maria della Salute" (Louisville art-gallery); "In the Church of San Pietro, Perugia " (1877); and "In the Carpet Bazaar, Cairo," and " Mosque of Kait-Bey, Cairo" (1878). He has of late been engaged principally on portraits, among which are those of Isaac Davis, Alexander Mitchell, Frederick Layton (Layton art-gallery, Milwaukee), John Chambers and Ralph P. Lowe (capitol at Des Moines, Iowa), Robert Lucas, and Charles Mason, his earliest patron, through whose aid he began his art studies, He was elected an associate of the National academy in 1862, and an academician in 1880.
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