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VOLCK, Adalbert John (1828-1912), born in Augsburg, studied in Munich and Nürnberg.  He had to leave Germany because of his involvement in the Revolution of 1848 and went to America.  After a few years in St. Louis and California he settled in Baltimore.  There he practiced dentistry for many years.  During the Civil War he was active as a Confederate cartoonist.  After the War he painted portraits.  His younger brother was a well-known sculptor in Baltimore.  Both were prominent in the artistic and social life of their adopted hometown.

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