Charles Cushing Wright
Charles Cushing Wright (born 1 May 1796, in Damariscotta, Maine, died 7 June 1857, in New York City) was an American engraver and medalist. In 1825 he was a founding member of the National Academy of Design.
Wright was first apprenticed to a silversmith in Utica, New York, then came to New York City in 1823 and established a partnership with the painter Asher Brown Durand until 1827, named Durand and Wright, Engravers.
Charles Cushing Wright has been called "The First American Medalist". He both designed and cut his medals 17 of which are currently in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Wright married Lavinia Delliber (died July 6, 1860), a Huguenot from Charleston, South Carolina and a direct descendant of the second settlers of that city. He was the father of the notable physician Hannah Amelia Wright.
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