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Thadeus Defrees

 (1855 - 1888)
Thadeus Defrees was active/lived in Massachusetts, New Hampshire / Italy.  Thadeus Defrees is known for mountain landscape painting.

Biography   Thadeus Defrees

Thadeus Defrees was a Boston artist born in 1855. In 1878, he came up to Jackson, New Hampshire to take painting lessons from Frank Shapleigh, who was artist in residence at the Crawford House and who had a home in Jackson. 

Defrees' style is Barbizon, presumably acquired looking at prints from Europe. His similarity to Shapleigh lies in the detail he painted on the rear of his White Mountain paintings in the manner of Shapleigh. 

The only presently known, published reference is to be found in the White Mountain Echo and Tourist Register of August 23, 1884, page 16 (NH Historical Society)  It says," Mr. T. Defrees, the Boston Artist, has been sojourning in Jackson during the past week, stealing so   ...  Displaying 750 of 2190 characters.

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Morning in Venice--Dogana (Custom House) and Church of the Santa Maria della Salute
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