(1835 - 1898)
James Crawford Thom was active/lived in New Jersey, New York / England, France. James Thom is known for child figure, landscape and portrait painting.
Biography James Thom
Hudson River School style landscapist and genre painter James Crawford
Thom was born in New York City in 1835, though he grew up on a farm
just north of the City in Ramapo, New York. He studied at the
National Academy of Design in New York City as an eighteen-year-old
before going to Paris, where he studied with Camille Corot, Thomas
Couture and Henri Picou. He also studied with Pierre Edouard
Frere whose paintings of children and peasants in the countryside seem
to have influenced Thom, known for his pictures of children
A seven-year interlude in London, 1866-1873, led
to exhibitions and increasing awareness of his work there, and in the
latter year to exhibitions in America that encouraged the a
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