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DUGGAN, Peter Paul, artist, born in Ireland about 1810" died in Paris, 15 October 1861. He came to the United States at an early age, and qualified himself for an art professorship, which he obtained in the New York free academy soon after its opening. He devoted himself principally to crayon drawing, and occasionally painted in oils. His crayon portraits were delicate and truthful. One of his best was his picture of the poet Bryant. He was compelled to resign his office and to abandon all work on account of his delicate health, and went to England, residing in London until he removed to Paris in 1861.
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