Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Hartwell, Alonzo

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HARTWELL, Alonzo, artist, b. in Littleton, Mass., 19 Feb., 1805; d. in Waltham. Mass., 17 Jan., 1873. In 1822 he went to Boston, and soon afterward was apprenticed to a wood-engraver, till 1826, when he engaged in the business for himself, and continued it till 1851. In 1850 he received the silver medal of the Charlestown, Mass., mechanics' association, awarded for the best specimen of the art. After 1851 he achieved a reputation as a portrait-painter.