Falconer, John Mackie
Scope and Contents
The Abernethy manuscript miscellany collection is comprised of 19 boxes (18 regular and 1 oversize) organized alphabetically by author last name. This collection includes original manuscript and typescript letters and writings from American authors throughout the 19th and 21st centuries. Transcriptions of original manuscript letters are available for some items.
- Creation: 1835 - 2000
- Falconer, John Mackie, 1820-1903 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for research without restrictions.
Biographical / Historical
John Mackie Falconer (1820-1903) was a Scottish-born American etcher, painter, and watercolorist. Falconer was born in Edinburgh and came to the United States at the age of 16, where he studied art in the National Academy of Design and with the Society of Painters in Water-Colors in New York City, at the Graham Art School and at the school of the Art Association of Brooklyn, and at the Louvre in Paris. Falconer proposed the first exhibition of engravings in the United States, held in Brooklyn in 1864, and organized the first chronological exhibition of American art in the United States, held in Brooklyn in 1872.
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