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HEALY, George Peter Alexander, artist, born in Boston, Massachusetts, 15 July, 1813. He went to Paris in 1836, and remained there several years, with occasional visits to the United States. He painted portraits of Louis Philippe, Marshal Soult, Lewis Cass, Clay, Calhoun, Webster, Seward, Pierce, General Sherman, Orestes A. Brownson, William H. Prescott, Henry W. Longfellow, Cardinal McCloskey, and Stephen A. Douglas. In twenty years he executed nearly 600 portraits. His large historical picture of "Webster's Reply to Hayne," which contains 130 portraits, was completed in 1851, and now hangs in Faneuil hall, Boston. At the Paris international exhibition in 1855 he exhibited a series of thirteen portraits and a large picture representing Franklin urging the claims of the American colonies before Louis XVI. He resided in Chicago from 1855 till 1867, when he went to Europe, and made his residence in Rome. For the past ten years he has lived in Paris. He sent to the Philadelphia centennial exhibition portraits of Thiers, the Princess of Roumania, Elihu B. Washburne, and Lord Lyons. At the Paris salon of 1S78 he exhibited a "Portrait of a Lady" and one of General Grant. He has frequently exhibited in the National academy of design, New York, of which he is an honorary member, he is one of the best American portrait painters of the French school. His style is vigorous and characteristic, but has been criticised as lacking delicacy and not always happy in coloring.--His daughter, Mary, is the author of "Lakeville" (New York, 1871), "Storm-Driven" (Philadelphia, 1876), and other novels.
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