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Thomas Sully  American  1783 -1872
Born: Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England 
Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 
Active: Charleston South Carolina  
Richmond Virginia  
Norfolk Virginia  
New York New York  
Hartford Connecticut  
Addresses:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 1808-1872 
 Charleston, South Carolina, United States  
 Richmond, Virginia, United States  
 Norfolk, Virginia, United States  
 New York, New York, United States  
Instructors: Benjamin West 
Henry Benbridge 
Exhibited: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 1811-1870, 1876-1878, 1905
National Academy of Design 1827-1852, 1864
Brooklyn Art Association 1863-1864, 1872, 1912
Examples of Work: American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia 
Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC 
Detroit Institute of Arts 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. 
National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC 
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia 
Philadelphia Museum of Art 
Yale University Art Gallery 
Specialty: Instructor
Style/School: Romanticism
Subjects Known For: Portraits
Memberships: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 
National Academy of Design Honorary 1827
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Born in England to actor parents, Thomas Sully began his artistic career painting miniatures in Charleston, South Carolina. He later received advice from such established artists as Henry Benbridge, John Trumbull and Gilbert Stuart before returning to England for a year of stu... (More)

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