(1844 - 1922)
Freeman Thorpe was active/lived in District Of Columbia, Minnesota, Ohio. Freeman Thorpe is known for portrait painter-dignitaries.
A portrait painter, Freeman Thorpe was especially noted for his
portraits of political figures, most of them completed by him in
Washington DC. His subjects included Presidents Abraham Lincoln,
Ulysses Grant, William McKinley, and James Garfield; Generals William
T. Sherman, Robert E. Lee and Philip Sheridan, and Chief Justice Salmon
P. Chase. However, he also was in New York City where
newspaperman and polititian Horace Greeley was a subject.
Thorpe first met Abraham Lincoln in 1860 in Geneva, Ohio, where he
sketched his portrait just after Lincoln's election as U.S.
President. Later he again sketched him from life while he was
giving the Gettysburg address and Thorpe was an office in the Second
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