(1814 - 1886)
Jerome B. Thompson was active/lived in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts. Jerome Thompson is known for genre-landscape, allegory and portrait painting.
Biography Jerome Thompson
Born in Middleboro, Massachusetts, Jerome Thompson became a painter of
luminous landscapes, often allegorical with rural figures in the foreground.
His father was Cephas Thompson, distinguished portrait painter, who
refused to give Jerome art lessons and even destroyed his early
paintings because he wanted him to be a farmer.
As a youth,
Jerome moved with his sister to Barnstable, Massachusetts and earned
money as a sign and portrait painter. He painted Daniel Webster,
and Abraham Quary, the last surviving member of the Nantucket Indian
tribe. In 1835, he opened a portrait studio in New York City, but
a landscape, A Pic Nick, Camden, Maine, that he entered in the
1850 National Academy exhibit, chan
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