John Cheney

born South Manchester, CT 1801-died South Manchester, CT 1885
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Courtesy Corcoran Gallery of Art.
South Manchester, Connecticut, United States
South Manchester, Connecticut, United States
Active in
  • Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • New York, New York, United States
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Europe
  • American

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.