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Friday, March 8, 2013

Louis Prang (American artist, 1824 –1909)


Louis Prang was an American printer, lithographer and publisher. He is sometimes known as the "father of the American Christmas card".Prang was born in Breslau in Prussian Silesia. His father Jonas Louis Prang was a textile manufacturer and of French Huguenot origin. Because of health problems as a boy, Prang was unable to receive much standard schooling and became an apprentice to his father, learning engraving and calico dyeing and printing. In the early 1840s, Prang travelled around Bohemia working in printing and textiles. However, after some travel in Europe, he became involved in revolutionary activities in 1848. Pursued by the Prussian government, he went to Switzerland and in 1850 emigrated to the United States and Boston, Massachusetts.In 1856, Prang and a partner created a firm, Prang and Mayer, to produce lithographs.





























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