John Thomas Peele

John Thomas Peele (1822-1897) was a British painter specializing in portraits, landscapes, and genre scenes.

Born in Peterborough, Northamptonshire, Peele immigrated to America when his parents in practically 1834. The family decided in Buffalo, New York, where Peele began painting. In 1840, he traveled to New York City to continue his artistic training and enrolled in the National Academy of Design's olden class. Peele remained in New York City for nearly eighteenth months and after that settled in Albany, where he worked as a portrait painter for two years. From 1841 to 1844, Peele was in London attempting to inauguration a career as a action portraitist, but he futile to win substantial patronage. He returned to New York by 1845 and switched his focus to ideal genre subjects featuring children. The performer achieved some popularity once his romantic compositions, eventually becoming a fanatic of the National Academy of Design. In approximately 1851, he relocated to London. From 1852 to 1891, he exhibited at the Royal Academy, the British Institution, and the Society of British Artists, to which he was elected in 1872. During this period, his proceed was along with featured in exhibitions held at the Royal Society of Artists in Birmingham and the Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts. Although the artiste kept a studio in London throughout the second half of his career, he spent lengthy periods in Liverpool, Douglas (Isle of Man), and Bexley Heath, Kent, where he maintained a second home after 1865. His career flourished during the last decades of his life. Prominent figures such as Prince Albert and the American landscape painter Frederick Edwin Church purchased several of his paintings and the dealers Messrs. Graves & Co. published engravings after his compositions.

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