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Alphaeus Philemon Cole (1876-1988), Artist and centenarian

Artist of 2 portraits
Alphaeus Philemon Cole was an artist, engraver and etcher. He was born in New Jersey, the son of an engraver. After graduating from college, Cole travelled to London to pursue a career in the arts. He was for a while the oldest living man, dying at the age of 112.

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2455

Sir Edwin Arnold

by Alphaeus Philemon Cole
pencil, 1903
NPG 2455

4466

William Edwin Orchard

by Alphaeus Philemon Cole
oil on canvas, 1941
NPG 4466