Thomas Buchanan Read (1822 - 1872)

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Birthplace: Chester, PA, USA
Death: Died in New York, United States
Occupation: poet; artist; sculptor
Managed by: Tammy Swingle (Tucker)
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About Thomas Buchanan Read

Born in Corner Ketch, Pennsylvania, in 1822, Thomas Buchanan Read both painted and wrote about a fervently patriotic and idealistic subject matter. Befriending famed poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and spending a great deal of his adult life in Italy, Read was a major figure in mid-nineteenth century literary and artistic culture. He produced some of the most recognizable Civil War images and verse in multiple renditions of his Sheridan’s Ride and lyrically captured the aesthetic quality of Pennsylvania’s geography in “The New Pastoral.” He died in 1872 in New York City.

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March 12, 1822
Chester, PA, USA
May 11, 1872
Age 50
New York, United States
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA