Thomas Le Clear (1818-1882) was an American genre and portrait painter in the 19th century.
Thomas Le Clear Summary:
- Le Clear was self-taught in painting but received a little training when he came to New York City.
- He privately taught students painting in his home in Buffalo, New York.
- He is also known for his portraits of children.
- Famously painted a portrait of US President Ulysses S. Grant
- In 1863, he became a full member of the National Academy of Design in New York City.
- He was one of the most notable portraitists of his time.
Thomas Le Clear Famous Paintings:
- Interior with Portraits (1865)
- Boys Fishing (1846)
- William Cullen Bryant (1876)
- Amory Sibley Carhart (ca. 1860–65)
- Children in a Storm (ca. 1830)
- Ulysses S. Grant (1885)