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Jeremiah Theus

 (1716 - 1774)
Jeremiah Theus was active/lived in South Carolina.  Jeremiah Theus is known for portrait and some landscape painting, teaching.

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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   ...  Displaying 750 of 6568 characters.

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