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Freeman Thorpe

 (1844 - 1922)
Freeman Thorpe was active/lived in District Of Columbia, Minnesota, Ohio.  Freeman Thorpe is known for portrait painter-dignitaries.

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Freeman Thorpe


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 Calva  ...  Displaying 750 of 1703 characters.



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About  Freeman Thorpe

Born:  1844 - Geneva, Ohio
Died:   1922 - Hubert, Minnesota
Known for:  portrait painter-dignitaries