Thomas Chambers was born in London, England, in 1808. Already a trained artist in his native land, he came to the United States in 1832 and soon established himself as a landscape painter and became a naturalized citizen. Over the years his residence alternated between New York City and Boston as he sought to meet the need for artists in these cities; he described himself variously as landscape painter, marine painter, portrait painter, and the more inclusive title of artist to suit these needs. However, Chambers is best known for his landscapes. His work has been described as a departure from the landscape tradition and highly distinctive in terms of color and design. Chambers died in 1879.
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