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ABBEY, Edwin Austin, artist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1852. He was a pupil of the Pennsylvania academy, Philadelphia, and has devoted himself chiefly to drawing illustrations for books and magazines, but since 1875 has done excellent work in water colors. He removed in 1883 from New York to London, where his studio now is. He is a member of the New York water color society, and of the London institute of water colors. Among his best pictures are "The Stage Office" (1876); "The Evil Eye" (1877); "Lady in a Garden" (1878): "Rose in October" (1879); "The Widower" (1883); and " Reading the Bible" (1884). Notable among his illustrations are those to Robert Herrick's poems and "She Stoops to Conquer." He visited the United States in 1886.
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