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John Norval Marchand

Birth place or City of origin: Leavenworth
State of origin: KS
Last known City: Westport
Last known State: CT
Start/Birth date: 1875
Death/End date: 1921

Born in Leavenworth, Kansas, Marchand grew up in Western frontier country and had first-hand familiarity with Indian-territory. Although he died young at age forty-six, his brief career was prolific. He illustrated thirty-five books including Girl of the Golden West and Arizona: A Romance of The Great Southwest. He was a close friend of Charles Russell, meeting him in 1902 in Montana and hosting Russell in New York, introducing him to major art editors, publishers, and other well-known people. They even shared Marchand’s studio for a brief time.

 

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