Thomas Le Clear

Thomas Le Clear

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)

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