Pendleton, John B.

Pendleton, John B.

(1798–1866) lithographer; born in New York City. He worked with Charles Willson Peale, traveled to France (1824), where he learned the technique of lithography, and established a lithography business in Boston (1825) and then in New York City (1829). After selling the business to his pupil, Nathaniel Currier (1834), he became a carpenter and established a planing mill (1835–51). He is recognized as the founder of the lithographic process in America.
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