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William Dunlap Portrait

William Dunlap

Born:
Perth Amboy, New Jersey 1766

Died:
New York, New York 1839

Photo Caption:
Courtesy Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

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William Dunlap is remembered best for his role as cofounder and later vice president of the National Academy of Design in New York. He also wrote significant histories of the American theater and the fine arts during the 1830s.