Sherman Foote Denton (1856-1937)

Sherman Foote Denton was a naturalist, taxidermist and artist. He was born 24 September 1856 in Ohio USA. His family were naturalists, known for their butterfly specimens.

Sherman was a self-taught painter. In the 1880s, he created taxidermy specimens of fish for the USA Commission of Fish and Fisheries. But he is most known for his chromo-lithographic prints of fish.

He authored several books including: Moths and butterflies of the United States and Incidents of a collector’s rambles in Australia, New Zealand, and New Guinea.

Sherman died 24 June 1937 in Massachusetts USA.

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