John Cheney

John Cheney
South Manchester, Connecticut 1801
South Manchester, Connecticut 1885
Active in
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • New York, New York
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Europe
U.S. States
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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.