Dirk Van Erp

Dirk Van Erp

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Dirk Koperlager van Erp (1860 - 1933) was an Dutch American artisan, coppersmith and metalsmith, best known for lamps made of copper with mica shades, and also for copper vases, bowls and candlesticks. He was a prominent participant in the Arts and Crafts Movement, and was active in Oakland and San Francisco, California.Dirk van Erp was born January 1, 1860, in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. His father and other family members were coppersmiths. He immigrated to the United States in 1886, and came to San Francisco in 1890, where he went to work for Union Iron Works. In 1892, he married Mary Richardson Marino and their first child, a daughter named Agatha, was born in 1894. In 1898, he traveled to the Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush, but failed to find his fortune. He returned to work at the Union Iron Works later that same year.show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136709643
  • 9786136709642