James Lambdin

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James Reid Lambdin
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Born (1807-05-10)May 10, 1807
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A
Died 1889
Nationality American
Known for Artist

James Reid Lambdin (May 10, 1807 – 1889) was an American born artist, famous for many of his portraits of U.S. Presidents.

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James Lambdin was born on May 10, 1807, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He later studied art in Philadelphia for two years (1823–25) under Thomas Sully. He is famous for his portraits of U.S. Presidents, including portraits of William Henry Harrison and Zachary Taylor. Lambdin became professor of fine arts at the University of Pennsylvania. He had one son, George C. Lambdin, born in 1830 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. In 1839 he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Honorary Academician.

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