Harry Ives Thompson

Harry Ives Thompson (31 January 1840, West Haven, Connecticut - 1906, West Haven, Connecticut) was an American painter, known primarily for his portraits and rural scenes.

He was initially trained as a merchant and helped take steps the relations grocery store; painting in his leisure time. Upon turning twenty-one, in 1861, he established that he would rather pursue a career in art and took lessons from Benjamin Hutchins Coe (1799-1883), a landscape painter from Hartford.

Three years later, Coe retired and Thompson took exceeding his drawing researcher in New Haven until 1867. His first public showing came at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. From 1877 to 1890, he was a regular exhibitor at the National Academy of Design in New York. He as a consequence produced numerous portraits of notable people united with Yale University.

He occasionally painted in New Hampshire as well.

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