biography of William Penn MORGAN (act.1811-1872)

Addresses: Brooklyn and NYC, active 1811 to c.1872

Profession: Wood engraver

Studied: wood engraving with Alexander Anderson

Exhibited: NAD, 1861-1900

Comments: Designed many of the wood cuts prepared by Alexander Anderson. His name appears intermittently in NYC directories from 1811-38 and in Brooklyn directories from 1849-58. Hamilton lists examples of his work dating from 1817-72. Could be related to William Morgan (1826-1900, see entry).

Sources: G&W; NYCD 1811-13, 1815-16, 1818, 1824-31, 1833-34, 1836, 1838; Brooklyn CD 1849, 1851, 1854-58; Hamilton, Early Am. Book Illustrators and Wood Engravers, 408-10; Linton, History of Wood Engraving in Am., 10; Lossing, Memorial of Alexander Anderson, 74-75.