Happy Birthday, Thomas Sully

Happy Birthday Thomas SullyThomas Sully (June 19, 1783 – November 5, 1872) was an American (English-born) painter, mostly of portraits.  He became a professional painter at age 18 in 1801.   Five years later, he moved to the United States. His portraits include Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams, and the Marquis de Lafayette. His portrait of Andrew Jackson in 1824 was used for the United States twenty-dollar bill from 1928 onward.  He went back to London in 1837 to paint Queen Victoria.

Published by Rebecca Budd

Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner

6 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Thomas Sully

  1. Love these little pills of knowledge! Never heard of this paintor before and will do some research now to find out more! Happy weekend Rebecca!


    1. To be honest, I never heard of Thomas Sully before either. I knew about the paintings, but not about the artist. This blog is my exploration of the art world; I confess that I have much to learn. I thought that by honouring artists’ birthdays, I would be given a glimpse into their world. So glad that you are joining the adventure with me! Your blog is adding so much to my knowledge of creative endeavour.


  2. Thank you very much, dear Rebecca.I have to admit I never od him before and now I will have a look at his potraits. It`s great reading about somebody or something one has never heard of before, For me that`s the joy of blogging.And you blog is really extraordinary. I always read of something new reading your blogs. It`s most inspiring.
    And now I am off having a blogfree holiday 😉
    With a big hug from the sunny coast of Norfolk


    1. Your visits and comments are a breath of fresh air! I must confess that I knew very little of Thomas Sully before this post. You are so right – the great joy of blogging is the learning and sharing experience. I cannot read all the books I want to read so must rely on kindred spirits to fill in my knowledge gaps. Have wonderful blogging holiday – take care and safe journeys….Hugs from Canada!


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