(1815 - 1878)
Thomas Bangs Thorpe was active/lived in Louisiana, Minnesota, Massachusetts. Thomas Thorpe is known for landscape, coastal, genre, portrait.
Biography Thomas Thorpe
Thomas Bangs Thorpe was a portrait painter, graphic artist and illustrator. In addition, he practiced law, was a newspaper editor and journalist whose writings included articles on artists such as Charles Loring Elliott.
Thorpe was born in Westfield, Massachusetts and received his art training in New York City under John Quidor. In 1836, he quit college and traveled to Louisiana in where he remained until 1854, becoming editor of various newspapers including the "Concordia Intelligencer" (1843) and the New Orleans "Commercial Times (1845). He developed a reputation as a writer of Southern humor, and he also continued his painting career.
During the Mexican War in 1846, Thorpe traveled with the U.S. Army as a correspondent, r
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