James Claypoole Sr
(1720 - 1784)
James Claypoole, Sr was active/lived in Pennsylvania. James Claypoole Sr is known for house painter, glazier.
Biography James Claypoole, Sr
As one of Pennsylvania's earliest artists, James Claypoole Sr was
active as a house painter and glazier and possibly portrait
painter. He was the son of Joseph and Edith Ward Claypoole and the father of the portrait painter, James
Claypoole Jr, The details of his career and those of his son are sometimes
James Claypoole Sr. was Matthew Pratt's teacher until 1755.
Although some accounts give his place of death as Jamaica and the death date as 1796, the
following information describes his funeral as being in Philadelphia and the year as 1784:
Pennsylvania Mercury and Universal Advertiser, September 24, 1784 Philadelphia
"Departed this life on the 21st
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