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BUSH, Norton, artist, born in Rochester, New York, 22 February, 1834. He studied art in his native town, and in 1851 became a pupil of Jasper F. Cropsey in New York. Most of his life has been spent in San Francisco. In 1853, 1868, and 1875 he visited South America, and he has devoted himself specially to painting the scenery of the tropics. He was elected, in 1877, director of the San Francisco art association, of which he had been a member since 1874, and was president of the Sacramento "Bric-h-Brac Club" from 1879 till 1882. Among his works are "Mount Diablo " (1858); "City of Panama" (1869);" Western Slope of the Cordilleras" (1872); " Mount Chimborazo" (1876); "Lake Tahoe" (1885); and "Sutter's Fort, California, in 1846 and 1886" (1886). His " Summit of the Sierras" (1868) is in the Crocker gallery, Sacramento, and his "Lake Nicaragua" (1869) in the Stanford gallery, San Francisco.
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