The following information was submitted in September of 2006 by Jackie Heinl:
Austin C. Wooster, son of Dr. Henry Wooster and Rebecca Thornburg, was a southwestern Pennsylvania painter of portraits, landscapes, and still lifes from 1860 to 1916. His great-grandfather, Thomas Thornburg, was a member of the Pennsylvania Militia during the Revolutionary War. He was born on the Thornburg farm in Chartiers Valley, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. This is now part of a town called Thornburg. Austin's grandparents, Jacob and Jane Lorain Thornburg, who raised him after the early death of his parents, discouraged his art, looking on it as an insane fancy or crime, rather than as a gift.
Wooster lived in Gree
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