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Thomas Birch

Born:
Warwickshire, England 1779

Died:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1851

Luce Artist Biography

Thomas Birch was the son of the prominent enamelist and miniaturist, William Russell Birch. They immigrated together to Philadelphia in 1794 and established the engraving firm William Birch & Son. American artist Thomas Cole commented on Birch’s proficiency as a landscape painter, praising his use of glazes. Birch is best known for his scenes of marine battles painted during the War of 1812.