(1716 - 1774)
Jeremiah Theus was active/lived in South Carolina. Jeremiah Theus is known for portrait and some landscape painting, teaching.
Biography Jeremiah Theus
Born in Chur, Switzerland, Jeremiah Theus became the most important
artist of the colonial era in Charleston, South Carolina, and most of
his paintings remain there and in Savannah, Georgia. He had
little competition and was a favorite of the more prominent plantation
and merchant families.
His early training is unknown. He
and his parents emigrated to Orangeburg Township, South Carolina about
1735. In 1740, he advertised in Charleston as a limner of
portraits, "landskips," and crests for coaches. He was
immediately successful, and became the regions' most established
artist, painting about 150 portraits.
For 30 years, he traveled a radius of about 100 miles from his
Charleston studio to
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