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Artist of the moment…….Thomas Alexander Harrison

Thomas Alexander Harrison was a brother of the Birge Harrison, the aforementioned artist who painted wonderful snow scenes. Thomas Harrison was born in the year 1953 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who was renowned for his paintings of the sea and marine scenery.

For his artistic education Thomas Harrison attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In addition Harrison studied at the San Francisco School of Design and the Ecole des Beaux Arts located in Paris, France.

After college he found a career as a mapmaker. He was employed by the United States government.

Over his career Harrison won many prestigious awards from the famed Paris Salon.

Thomas Harrison passed away in 1930 in Paris, France.

Price range information : Works range from $5,000 to $50,000.

A third brother who was a professional painter was Butler Harrison. Butler Harrison specialized in painting the figure, but I couldn’t find any examples.


Artist of the moment……Birge Harrison

Lovell Birge Harrison was an American painter born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the year 1854. Harrison was renowned for his landscapes and paintings of the western genre. Harrison was a tonalist painter. If you enjoy tonalist works make sure and check out my entry on Montana painter Russell Chatham.

For his artistic education Birge Harrison attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1874. Here he was able to study from master figure painter Thomas Eakins.

Deciding he needed more schooling he took off for Paris and  with the help of John Singer Sargent decided to study under the famed Carolus-Duran at the famed Ecole des Beaux-Arts.

Harrison met his future wife when he was doing some summer landscapes. She too was an artist named Eleanor Ritchie. His first wife would die whilst expecting the couples first baby. Harrison remarried and moved to Plymouth, Massachusetts.

By 1910 Birge Harrison had become famous for landscapes of the winter season.

Harrison was a member of the National Academy of Design.

Birge Harrison passed away in 1929.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

In the next few posts I will cover his brother, T. Alexander  Harrison.

Birge Harrison also was great at design with clouds.