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Thomas Birch  American  1779 -1851
Born:  Warwickshire, England 
Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 
Addresses:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 1793-1851 
Instructors: William Russell Birch 
Exhibited: Columbianum 1795
Society of Artists, Philadelphia 1811-1862
Artists' Fund Society, Philadelphia 1835-1845
National Academy of Design 1832-1845
American Academy of the Fine Arts 1833-1835
Apollo Association 1838, 1839
American Art Union 1838-1850
Maryland Historical Society 1848-1858
Brooklyn Art Association 1872
Examples of Work: Brooklyn Museum of Art 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 
New York Historical Society, New York 
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia 
Specialty: Painter
Style/School: Hudson River School
Subjects Known For: Marine
Memberships: National Academy of Design Honorary 1833
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 
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(1779-1851) Thomas Birch was born in London and emigrated in 1794 to America with his father, miniature painter and enamelist William Russell Birch, who was his primary teacher. They settled in Philadelphia and established the fi... (More)

Thomas Birch, son of the well known artist William Birch (1755-1834), was one of early America's foremost marine artists and the founder of the Philadelphia tradition of marine painting. He was born in England and came to the United States with his family when he was fifte... (More)

Born in Warwickshire England, Thomas Birch and his father immigrated to the United States in 1794, settling in Philadelphia. His father was noted enamellist and miniaturist, William Russell Birch, and young Thomas would assist his father in this intricate work, no doubt contributing to his technica... (More)

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