Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Abbey, Edwin Austin

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ABBEY, Edwin Austin, artist, b. in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1852. He was a pupil of the sylvania academy, Philadelphia, has devoted himself

chiefly to drawing

illustrations for books and magazines, but since 1875 has done excellent work in water-colors. He removed in 1883 from New York to London, where a ^/\ limself / his studio now is. He is a member of the New York water-color society, and of the London institute of water-colors. Among his best pictures are " The Stage Office " (1876) ; " The Evil Eye " (1877) ; " Lady in a Garden " (1878) ; " Rose in October " (1879) ; " The Widower " (1883) ; and " Reading the Bible " (1884). Notable among his illustrations are those to Robert Herrick's poems and " She Stoops to Con- quer." In 1897 he abandoned book illustrations, turning his attention to successful oil-painting.