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John Mackie Falconer (1820–1903) was a Scottish-born American etcher, painter, and watercolorist. Born in Edinburgh, he came to the United States in 1836.

A full member of the New York Etching Club, he was made an honorary member of the National Academy of Design in 1856. He is known for studies of older buildings and ruins. Falconer was a friend of Thomas Cole, Asher Durand, Jasper Francis Cropsey and other artists of the Hudson River School.

His works are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the New-York Historical Society; the Brooklyn Museum of Art; and the Columbus (Georgia) Museum .


Linda S. Ferber, "Our Mr. John M. Falconer," Brooklyn Before the Bridge, exhibition catalog, Brooklyn Museum, 1982.
Francine Tyler, American Etchings of the Nineteenth Century, New York, Dover Books, 1984, p. XVIII.

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Brooklyn Museum of Art: Falconer, Self Portrait Plaque
Metropolitan Museum of Art: Montmorency Falls, Canada, etching
Brooklyn Museum of Art: At Newtown Creek, Long Island
Negro Huts at Wilmington, North Carolina, etching
Smithsonian Archives of American Art
Thomas Cole’s First Studio at Catskill, New York, etching

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