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DEWING, Thomas Wilmer, artist, born in Boston, Massachusetts, 4 May, 1852. He studied in 1876-'9 under Jules J. Lefebvre in Paris. His more important paintings are " Young Sorcerer" (1877); " Morning" (1879) ; " Prelude" (1883); "A Garden" (1884) ; " The Days," which gained the Clarke prize in 1887 (1884-'6); and "Tobias and the Angel" (1887). He has produced, among other portraits, those of Mrs. Lloyd Bryce, Mrs. Robert Goelet, and Mrs. Delancey Kane. He is a member of the Society of American artists, and was elected an associate member of the National academy in 1887, and an academician the year following.--His wife, Maria Richards, whose maiden name was Oakey, born in New York, 27 October, 1855, studied at the National academy and under John Lafarge, and, in 1876, Thomas Couture. She has painted numerous figure-and flower-pieces, among which are "' Violets" (1878) and " Mother and Child" (1880), and a number of portraits, including "Portrait of a Boy" (1875); "Portrait of her Father" (1877); and " Sleeping Child" (1878).
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