Addison (Thomas Addison) Richards
(1820 - 1900)
Addison (Thomas Addison) Richards was active/lived in New York, Georgia, Maryland. Addison Richards is known for southern landscape and still-life painting, travel illustration.
Biography Addison (Thomas Addison) Richards
Born in London, England, Thomas Addison Richards, age 11, came to
Hudson, New York, and then spent the remainder of his youth in
Penfield, Georgia. He became one of the first artists to bring
the beauty of the natural landscape of the South to the widespread
attention of Americans through numerous paintings, illustrated travel
guides, and magazine articles.
His early talent was shown in his
150 pages of watercolor sketches about his trip from England. At
age 18, a book of his flower paintings was published, and this was
followed by an illustrated book on Georgia, which is credited with
having some of the earliest pictures of the state of Georgia. He
also did portraits and landscapes, and in 1845, went to N
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