Whittredge, Thomas Worthington
American, 19th – 20th century, male.
Born 22 May 1820, in Springfield (Ohio); died 25 February 1910, in Summit (New Jersey).
Painter, draughtsman. Portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, landscapes with figures, mountainscapes, flowers, animals.
Hudson River School.
Thomas Worthington Whittredge trained at the Cincinnati Academy of Fine Arts, and subsequently in Düsseldorf and Italy (mostly Rome). He settled in New York in the early 1860s, and was active as a landscape painter and leading member of the Hudson River School. He accompanied three military expeditions to the Rocky Mountains and New Mexico, to observe the landscapes, and the culture of the local Native American tribes. He initially supported himself by producing daguerreotypes and portraits, and sign-painting, before devoting himself to depicting the American landscape, with particular attention to light effects. In the last ten years of his life, he produced an autobiography which was first published in ...