Alfred Thomas Agate

Alfred Thomas Agate (February 14, 1812 – January 5, 1846) was a noted American artist, painter and miniaturist.

Agate lived in New York from 1831 to 1838. He studied in the declare of his brother, Frederick Styles Agate, a portrait and historical painter. He superior went on to study when Thomas Seir Cummings.[citation needed] By the late 1830s, Agate was exhibiting his produce a result at the National Academy of Design in New York, and usual himself as a gifted painter in oils. He was elected into the National Academy of Design as an honorary member in 1840.

Agate drew landscapes, portraits, and scientific illustrations. For much of his landscapes,[citation needed] Agate used a camera lucida, a device which projected the scene onto a fragment of paper for purposes of tracing.

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