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George Cochran Lambdin
(1830-1896)

1830: Born in Pittsburgh. Received early artistic training from his father, James Reid Lambdin, who was a successful portraitist; 1838: Family moved to Philadelphia, where he lived until his death; 1848: Began exhibiting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; 1855: Studied in Munich and Paris; 1857: Began to focus increasingly on still life painting, particularly floral scenes, rather than his earlier more sentimental genre pictures; 1867: Exhibited “The Dead Wife” in the Paris Universal Exposition; 1868: Elected to the National Academy of Design; 1870: Studied art in Rome. His paintings of flowers, especially roses, became very popular and were widely produced as chromolithographs; 1896: Died.