Thomas Seir Cummings

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Thomas Seir Cummings
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Born(1804-08-26)August 26, 1804
Bath, Somerset, England
DiedSeptember 24, 1894(1894-09-24) (aged 90)
Hackensack, New Jersey, United States
OccupationPainter, writer
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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. [1] He came to New York early in life and studied there with Henry Inman. He painted miniatures in water color, and many of his sitters were well-known 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 early vice presidents. He also wrote an account of its history, entitled Historic Annals of the National Academy from its Foundation to 1865 (Philadelphia, 1865). [1] His later life was spent in Connecticut, and Hackensack, N. J.

He died in Hackensack on September 24, 1894. [1] [2]

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  1. 1 2 3 The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Vol. VI. James T. White & Company. 1896. pp. 246–247. Retrieved November 29, 2020 via Google Books.
  2. "Local Brevities". Passaic Daily Herald. September 27, 1894. p. 5. Retrieved November 29, 2020 via