Hiram Alonzo Pease
(1820 - 1881)
Hiram Alonzo Pease was active/lived in Michigan, Ohio, Massachusetts. Hiram Pease is known for portrait painting, photography.
Biography Hiram Alonzo Pease
(Hiram) Alonzo Pease was born in Stockbridge, MA in 1820. His father, Hiram Abiff Pease was also born in Stockbridge and worked as a farmer. (The elder Pease married Lydia Remile in 1818 and had ten children.) In 1828 the family moved to Ohio, and were among the first white settlers in the area. Hiram Alonzo began painting portraits and historical scenes there such as William Henry Harrison's Camp in the Wilderness, 1840; Desmosthenes at the Sea Shore 1844.
It is suspected that Hiram Alonzo Pease returned to Berkshire County on occasion, perhaps to visit relatives and paint commissioned portraits. One portrait is the oil painting of David Carson (1783-1858) in the collection of the Berkshire Athenaeum, Pitts
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