Charles Fraser (1782-1860) was a popular and respected artist from Charleston, SC. The leading miniaturist in Charleston prior to the Civil War, Fraser studied and practiced law until 1817 when he took up painting. Although he lived in Charleston, SC, he made many summer visits to the northern states. He produced over 500 miniatures in his lifetime, but he also painted still lifes and historic scenes. He worked in both oils and watercolors.
His works can be found in Charleston at the Gibbes Art Gallery.
You can learn about his style and technique at this interactive website at http://www.gibbesmuseum.org/explore/fraser_interactive/. This great place to learn about art and history.