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List of Famous Engravers

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List of famous engravers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top engravers in the world? This includes the most prominent engravers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable engravers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic engravers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned engravers.

Igor Swingedau and Constant Dutilleux are included on this list.

From reputable, prominent, and well known engravers to the lesser known engravers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the engraver field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous engravers ever?" and "What are the names of famous engravers?" then you're in the right place. {#nodes}
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    Constant Dutilleux (5 October 1807, Douai - 21 October 1865, Paris) was a 19th-century French painter, illustrator and engraver. He was the great-grandfather of the composer Henri Dutilleux. Dutilleux preferred landscape paintings. He was mainly influenced by Eugène Delacroix and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot....  more
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    Luke Fildes

    Sir Samuel Luke Fildes (3 October 1843 – 28 February 1927) was an English painter and illustrator born in Liverpool and trained at the South Kensington and Royal Academy schools. He was the grandson of the political activist Mary Fildes....  more
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    Jacob de Gheyn III, also known as Jacob III de Gheyn (1596–1641), was a Dutch Golden Age engraver, son of Jacob de Gheyn II, canon of Utrecht (city), and the subject of a 1632 oil painting by Rembrandt. The portrait is half of a pair of pendent portraits. The other piece is a portrait of de Gheyn's friend Maurits Huygens, wearing similar clothing (ruffs and black doublets) and facing the opposite direction....  more
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    John Greenwood (1727–1792) was an early American portrait painter and engraver. Greenwood was born on 7 December 1727 in Boston, Massachusetts, and baptized on 10 December in the Old North Church, Boston. He was the son of Samuel Greenwood (1690–1742), a Harvard graduate (1709) and merchant, and his second wife, Mary Charnock Devereux. His father died insolvent in 1742 and at about this time Greenwood apprenticed to Thomas Johnston, a Boston line engraver, sign painter, and japanner. According to his son's later account, Greenwood soon left Johnston's studio in order to pursue portraiture. He left Boston in 1752 and traveled to the Dutch colony of Surinam in northeast South America. He...  more