Timothy Cole

Timothy Cole

Birth
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 17 May 1931 (aged 79)
Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 96455705 · View Source
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He established himself in Chicago, where in the great fire of 1871 he lost everything he possessed. In 1875 he moved to New York, finding work on the Century (then Scribners) magazine.
He immediately attracted attention by his unusual facility and his sympathetic interpretation of illustrations and pictures, and his publishers sent him abroad in 1883 to engrave a set of blocks after the old masters in the European galleries. These achieved for him a brilliant success. His reproductions of Italian, Dutch, Flemish and English pictures were published in book form with appreciative notes by the engraver himself.
Though the advent of new mechanical processes had rendered wood engraving almost a lost art and left practically no demand for the work of such craftsmen, Mr Cole was thus enabled to continue his work, and became one of the foremost contemporary masters of wood engraving. He received a medal of the first class at the Paris Exhibition of 1900, and the only grand prize given for wood engraving at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition at St Louis, Missouri, in 1904. His son, Alphaeus Philemon Cole, was a noted portraitist who was also recognized for having lived to be the oldest verified man in the world.


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  • Created by: Arturo Lara
  • Added: 3 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 96455705
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Timothy Cole (16 Apr 1852–17 May 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 96455705, ; Maintained by Arturo Lara (contributor 47593577) Unknown.