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CARLIN, John, artist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 15 June, 1813. He was a deaf-mute from infancy, and, after graduation at the Pennsylvania institute for the deaf and dumb in 1825, stuD. Drawing and portrait-painting in Philadelphia in 1833-'4. In 1838 he went to London, studying the antique in the National museum, and then to Paris, where he was a pupil of Delaroche. He returned to the United States in 1841, and for many years made a specialty of painting miniatures on ivory. After photography became popular he turned his attention to landscapes and genre pictures. He became a member of the artists' fund society in 1859. and has sent to its annual exhibitions, among other pictures, "The Flight into Egypt," " Dolce far Niente," and "Old Fort, St. Lawrence River." Among his recent contributions to its exhibitions are " The Village Gossips " (1880); " The Admirer of Nature" and "The Twin Grandchildren" (1881); "Old and Young" (1882); "Going after Marshmallows" (1883); "Solid Comfort" (1884); and "The Grandfather's Story" (1885). Mr. Carlin has also written some poetry. Among his contributions to the national academy exhibitions are "Playing at Dominoes " (1870); "A View of Trenton Falls" (1873); "The Toll-Gate " (1875); "After Work"(1878); and "The Orphaned Grandchild" (1886).
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