Horace Bonham (1835-1892)

 

Horace Bonham (1835-1892)
American attorney, newspaperman, poet and portrait & genre painter ;
H. Bonham ; Horace Bonham, Esq. ;
[Born November 26, 1835 in York, PA – died March 7, 1892 (also listed as November 7, 1892) in York, PA]

 

FAD record control number: 51294 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;

 

Horace Bonham (1835-1892) biography:

Birth: November 26, 1835 in York, PA ;
Death: March 7, 1892 (also listed as November 7, 1892) in York, PA ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Zodiac:
Sagittarius ;

Known for: Portrait paintings of family ; genre scenes of local townspeople ; African-American portraits ;
Medium: Oil ;
Technique: Painting ;
Subjects: People ; everyday scenes ;

Areas: York, PA (1835-1865, 1871-1892) ; Europe (February, 1869) ; Munich, Germany ; Philadelphia, PA (1870) ;
Region: East Coast ; Europe ;
Lived: York, PA (1835-1865) ; Europe (February, 1869) ; Munich, Germany ;
Father: Samuel Cox Bonham (1791-1856), farmer ;
Mother: Elisabeth (Stayman) Bonham (1802-1867) ;
Relatives: Rebecca Bonham (1828-?), sister ; Sarah Bonham (1832-?), sister ; John Milton Bonham (1835-?), twin brother ; Emily Cora Bonham (1843-1868), sister ;
Spouse: Rebekah “Rebecca” Forney (Lewis) Bonham (1836-1926), wife, married January 27, 1870 in York, PA ;
Children: Mary Lewis Bonham (1871-1872), daughter ; Elizabeth “Bessie” (Bonham) Stayman (1872-1965), daughter ; Amy Lewis Bonham (1878-1932), daughter ; Eleanor Milton Bonham (1881-?), daughter ;

Training: Quaker female tutor as a child ; York County Academy, York, PA ; Dickinson Seminary in Williamsport, PA (1847) ; Wesleyan Institute, Middletown, NY attended with his twin brother ; Yale, New Haven, CT ; Studied as a lawyer and was admitted to the bar (1859-1860) ; Learned to be a painter in Munich, Germany under “Otto” [possibly Otto Piltz (1846-1910)] ;
Instructors: “Otto” [possibly Otto Piltz (1846-1910)] ;
Work: Entered military for Civil War (1865) ; York Republican, York, PA, newspaper owner and editor (1860) ; opened new newspaper Daily Recorder, York, PA (1861) ;

Taught: York Club, York, PA, lecture, “The claims of literature upon the mind” December 27, 1859 ;
Students:

Member: York Club, York, PA (1859), lecturer (and possibly member?) ; Lafayette College Alumni Association, Easton, PA, member (1870) ; Philadelphia Society of Artists, Philadelphia, PA, member (1880) ;
Exhibited with: Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, “Black and white exhibition” (1884) ; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (1879-1885) ; National Academy of Design, New York, NY ; Lydian Art Gallery, Chicago, IL ; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA ; Philadelphia Society of Artists, Philadelphia, PA, “Second annual exhibition” (November, 1880) ;
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Digital-born document number:
FAD.2019.51294

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Record birth date:
May 16, 2019

Last updated: February 14, 2020 at 16:09 pm

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