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Thomas Hovenden

 (1840 - 1895)
Thomas Hovenden was active/lived in Pennsylvania, New York / France, Ireland.  Thomas Hovenden is known for genre, landscape, interiors and portrait painting, teaching.

Thomas Hovenden

From Cork, Ireland, Thomas Hovenden became known for narrative, anecdotal genre subjects from history, literature, and contemporary events. He was especially sympathetic to Black Americans. His style was highly realistic and reflected his determination to compete successfully with the camera.

Orphaned at age six, he was a seven-year carver's apprentice, and his master sent him to the Cork School of Design. In 1863, at age 23, he emigrated to the United States and attended the National Academy School in New York City and worked as an illustrator for Harper's magazine.

In 1874, he began a six-year stay in Paris, studying with Alexandre Cabanel at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. In Brittany, he married a fellow student, Helen   ...  Displaying 750 of 6245 characters.

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About  Thomas Hovenden

Born:  1840 - Dunmanway, Ireland
Died:   1895 - Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
Known for:  genre, landscape, interiors and portrait painting, teaching