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John Carlin
Date: 1813 - 1891
Remarks: John Carlin was an accomplished artist that was deaf and mute. He first studied at the Pennsylvania Institute for the Deaf and Dumb, taking lessons in drawing from John Rubens Smith and portrait painting from John Neagle. Mr. Carlin exhibited as a resident of Philadelphia, at the Artist's Fund Society. In an effort to improve his style, he took a trip abroad and studied at the British Museum in London and later went to Paris and studied under Paul Delaroche. Upon his return to America he settled in New York city, where he lived and worked for fifty years.