George Peter Alexander Healy
Painter, born Boston, Massachusetts, 1808; died Chicago, Illinois, 1894.
He studied in Europe, 1834-1850, a pupil of Baron Antoine Gros and Thomas Couture among others, and lived there again from 1869-1890.
The interval was spent mainly in Chicago, where he finally established himself in 1892.
He is chiefly known as a portrait painter.
Among his subjects were Pius IX, Ulysses S Grant, Louis Philippe, Cardinal McCloskey, and Henry W. Longfellow.
His most celebrated historical painting, "Webster's Reply to Hayne," is in Faneuil Hall, Boston.
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