Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1808/10/24 John Sartain is born in London, England. Born
1828/00/00 John Sartain begins to make mezzotints. Work
1828/00/00 Sartain emigrates to the United States and settles in Philadelphia. Here he studys with Joshua Shaw and Manuel J de Franca. Life
1841/00/00 John Sartain begins engraving plates for Graham's Magazine, published by George Rex Graham. Work
1847/07/02 John Sartain takes Edgar Poe into his own house and cares for him over the next ten days of delirium and hallucinatory episodes. Friend of Poe
1848/00/00 Sartain engraves his last plates for Graham's Magazine. Work
1875/09/00 The Centennial Commission appoints John Sartain as Chief of the Bureau of Arts. As "Superintendent of the Fine Arts Department ... including allotment of space to exhibitors". Work Memorial Hall Philadelphia, PA Centennial Exposition
1876/03/06 The limited space of Memorial Hall requires Sartain to adjust the size of galleries. "The building of Babel is the only thing I can compare this to with the jealousies of foreign nationalities and impossibility of satisfying conflicting interests." JS Work Memorial Hall Philadelphia, PA
1897/10/25 John Sartain dies in Philadelphia. Originally buried in Monument Cemetery, in 1956 the cemetery was condemned by the city and given to Temple University. Sartain and his family were moved to Mount Peace Cemetery. Died
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