Thomas Seir Cummings

Thomas Seir Cummings (1804–1894) was an English-American miniature painter and author.

Thomas Seir Cummings was born at Bath, England on August 26, 1804. He came to New York prematurely in energy and studied there in the spread of Henry Inman. He painted miniatures in water color, and many of his sitters were Famous contemporaries of the artist. In 1826 he helped to found the National Academy of Design, was its treasurer for many years and one of its beforehand vice presidents. He also wrote an account of its history, entitled Historic Annals of the National Academy from its Foundation to 1865 (Philadelphia, 1865). His maturity was spent in Connecticut, and Hackensack, N. J..

He died in Hackensack upon September 24, 1894.

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