(1779 - 1851)
Thomas Birch was active/lived in Pennsylvania. Thomas Birch is known for marine, ship portrait, and landscape painting.
Biography Thomas Birch
Born in England, Thomas Birch became the earliest marine painter
specialist in America, and also was noted for landscapes, although they
were described by art historian James Flexner has having "never
transcended the illustrator's tradition." (187). Many of these
landscapes were snowscenes, and several depicted the Hudson River
Thomas Birch was the son of William Russell Birch, an
engraver and painter of enamel miniatures. They immigrated in
1794 to the United States and worked together as William Birch and Son
in Philadelphia. They did designing, engraving, and publishing of
topographic views of the city, regarded "as some of the finest
cityscapes done in American in the late 18th century" (Baigel
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