Edwin Forbes Visual Artist

Edwin forbes

Edwin Austin Forbes (1839 – March 6, 1895) was an American landscape painter and etcher who first gained fame during the American Civil War for his detailed and dramatic sketches of military subjects, including battlefield combat scenes. Forbes was born in New York, studied under A. F. Tait, and began as an animal and landscape painter. During the Civil War, he was special artist for Frank Leslie's Magazine. Many of the spirited etchings he drew during the conflict were later presented by General Sherman to the government. They are now preserved in the War Office at Washington because of their historic value. After the war, Forbes painted landscape and cattle scenes, among which are "Orange County Pasture" (1879) and "Evening—Sheep Pasture" (1881). In 1877 he was made an honorary member of the London Etching Club. He died in 1895 in Brooklyn and is buried in Green-Wood Cemetery.

Personal details

Date of birth
Place of birth
New York City, New York, United States of America
United States of America
Date of death
March 6th, 1895 at age of 56
Place of death
Brooklyn, New York, United States of America
Places lived
New York City , New York
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Written work

1.Life studies of the great army

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1876. at New York City

2.Thirty years after

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1993. at Baton Rouge


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