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Henry Jones Thaddeus

Henry Jones Thaddeus (1859 - 1929)
Was a realist and portrait painter born and trained in County Cork, Ireland. Born Henry Thaddeus Jones, he entered the Cork School of Art when he was only ten years old. There he would study under the genre painter James Brenan. Thaddeus won the Taylor Prize in 1878 enabling him to go to London, and then again in 1879 enabling him to continue his studies in Paris at the Academie Julian. His first major painting was hung "on the line" (at eye-level) at the Paris Salon, which was a major sign of his greatness.

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