|Born||September 22, 1816|
East Lulworth, near Wareham, Dorset, England
|Died||December 26, 1892 (aged 76)|
|Other names||Edwin Whitefield Pennie|
|Known for||landscape artist|
Edwin Whitefield (September 22, 1816 – December 26, 1892) was a landscape artist who is best known for his lithographed views of North American cities and for a number of illustrated books on colonial homes in New England.
Whitefield visited a series of North American cities, where he published books reproducing the paintings he made there. His collections were published by subscription. The cities he visited included Brooklyn (1845), Toronto (1851), Quebec City (1852), Montreal (1853-1854), Hamilton, Ontario (1854), Ithaca, New York (1855), Jamestown (1882), and Boston (1889).
He died in Dedham, Massachusetts.
From 1847 to 1852 he traveled through Canada and across the northern states collecting views which he published in the aforementioned Original Views. From 1856 to 1859 he made several trips to Minnesota where he painted watercolor landscapes and made sketches and lithographs.
Whitefield was a real estate speculator and an artist. Prior to coming to Minnesota in 1855, Whitefield had published several lithographs of various cities in the United States that he sold on a subscription basis.
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