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Last NamePrang    
Given NameLouis    
alt. NamesL. P. ;    
MarriageRosa Gerber in 1851 in Boston (Swiss)    
Year born1824 in Breslau, nowadays Wrocław, Poland    
Year died1909    
Place of deathBoston, Massachussetts, USA    
Father's occupationJonas Louis Prang, a French Huguenot & printer    
RelativesGerman mother, Rosina Silverman, 7 sisters    
Educationhe accompanied & apprenticed his father, designing, engraving, printing & dying various mediums, from age 13 to 18    
Country of ActivityUnited States of America    
Worked forPrang's Lehrgang für die Künstlerische Erziehung unter bes. Berücks. des Naturzeichnens; Color instruction; suggestions for a course of instruction in color for public schools; Prang's Civil War pictures    
PatronagePrang Educational Company    
Collaboratorsartists: Callowhill painters; Alois Lunzer, FS Mathews, George C Lambdin; Mary Dana Hicks (1836-1927); Arnold Dodel (1843-1908);     
Techniquescolor lithography, wood engraving, chromolithographic reproduction on 32 stones    
Archival sourceshttp://sanduskyhistory.blogspot.de/2009/04/louis-prang-father-of-american.html ; www.aaa.si.edu/collections/louis-prang-papers-9709/more    
Published sourcesA.Blum: Picturing Nature 1993; Catalogue of an exhibition illustrative of a centenary of artistic lithography, 1796-1896: at the Grolier Club, 1896; Bridson 2003:90,180; Nissen: Zoolog. Buchillustration 1969/78 (without number)    
otherborn in Prussia, as a journeyman in Europe, revolutionary against the Prussian government in 1848. to Switzerland; to Boston in 1850; Roxbury: L. Prang & Co Lithographic Art Publishers; "father" of the American Christmas Card;     

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