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John Cheney Portrait

John Cheney

South Manchester, Connecticut 1801

South Manchester, Connecticut 1885

Active in:

  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • New York, New York
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Europe

Photo Caption:
Courtesy Corcoran Gallery of Art.

Luce Artist Biography

During his lifetime, John Cheney was known as one of the finest engravers working in America. Between 1820 and 1850, his lithographs appeared in numerous "gift books"---lavishly bound collections of poetry and prose that were published annually. His brother, Seth Wells Cheney, was also an artist, and their father, Timothy Cheney, was a successful clockmaker.