(1842 - 1927)
Thomas Jacques Somerscales was active/lived in United Kingdom. Thomas Somerscales is known for painting.
Biography Thomas Somerscales
A great natural talent, Somerscales took a rather unorthodox route to becoming a recognized marine art sensation in his native England. Educated as a teacher, he sketched and painted while serving onboard ships in the Royal Navy as a schoolmaster. Influenced early on by the beauty of J.M.W. Turner's compositions, Somerscales' work possesses his accurate sense for the world's creative nature, and the deep strength of its challenging oceans.
Some of his earliest known works are of exotic locales in Tahiti, captured years before Gauguin would visit. The son of a master mariner, fate and circumstances put him ashore in Chile in 1869 when he contracted malaria and required rest. Once acclimated, he excelled as a local and national artist
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