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Bradford, Williamlocked

(30 April 1823–25 April 1892)
  • Rebecca Bedell


Bradford, William (30 April 1823–25 April 1892), marine painter, was born in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, the son of Melvin Bradford, a storekeeper, and Hannah Kempton. Raised in Fairhaven, in the Quaker faith, his formal education was, in his own words, “quite meagre” (quoted in Ellis, p. 98). Although he was attracted to art from a young age, he was brought up to participate in the family business....

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