William Russell Birch

British/American , 1755 - 1834

Born in 1755 in Warwickshire, England, Birch was a leading artist in baked enamel miniatures and the engraving of notes. He also trained in the art of enameling and jewelry making and became a master copyist and painter. After establishing himself in England, Birch emigrated to Philadelphia in 1794, where he earned a strong reputation as an artist in America. He documented the architecture and city activities of Philadelphia and published several topographic views of New York City.
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