(1816 - 1914)
John H. Drury was active/lived in Illinois, District Of Columbia. John Drury is known for painter-landscape, genre, cattle.
Biography John Drury
John H. Drury, a noted early Chicago artist who was for many years in
the forefront of Illinois art, was born in Washington, D.C., on June
30, 1816. He was the first of seven children born to Samuel and
Mary (Nolan) Drury. His father was, for many years, a justice of
the peace in high standing. After being educated in the district
schools of his native city, John Drury went into the dry goods
business, and then for several years was in the Post Office Department
At an early age, he displayed a strong artistic talent and was never
without his pencil or brush. His first regular lessons were taken from
Thomas Doughty, at that time one of the best-known landscape artists in
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