Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Ulke, Henry
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ULKE, Henry, artist, b. in Frankenstein, Prussia, 29 Jan., 1821, and studied painting in Breslau, and also in Berlin under Prof. Wach. For a time he was occupied in decorating the Royal museum of Berlin, but becoming involved in the revolution of 1848, was compelled to leave his native land. He came to this country, ultimately settling in Washington, D. C., where he has successfully devoted himself to portrait-painting for twoscore years. Among the many pictures of prominent men that have sat for Mr. Ulke in the nation's capital may be mentioned Earls Elgin and Gray, Sir Frederick Bruce, Gens. Grant, Rawlins, and Blair, Charles Sumner, James G. Blaine, John Sherman, Edwin M. Stanton, and Chief Justice Chase. Mr. Ulke is also well known as an entomologist and musical critic.