(1808 - 1866/69)
Thomas Chambers was active/lived in New York / England. Thomas Chambers is known for naive landscape, marine and portrait painting.
Born in England to a merchant sailor and a washerwoman, Thomas Chambers
became a painter known for landscape
and marine scenes, especially of the Hudson River from Albany and from
New York City, all in naive, primitive style with bold color, rhythmic
shapes, and strong contours applied with brush-work that made his work
seem vital and
lively. He differed from most
painters of primitive style because, influenced by his decorative
style, he used large, rhythmic shapes with
light and shadow instead of flat forms. And he certainly differed
in style from the Hudson River School of Painting that, influenced by
European painting, was becoming active at the time he started his
career in America. In that era, some perso ... Displaying 750 of 3219 characters.