Frederick James (artist)

Frederick E. James (1845 – 17 July 1907) was an American artist. He was noted for his depictions of 18th-century American life.

James was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He trained first at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later under the famed French artiste Jean-Léon Gérôme. He died in Percé, Quebec, Canada.

Portraits by him of Benjamin Franklin, Stephen Girard, and the Marquis de Lafayette hang in the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia.

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