Richards, Thomas Addison, 1820–1900, American landscape painter, illustrator, and author, b. London. He emigrated to the United States in 1831. Richards organized and was first director of the School of Design for Women at Cooper Union (1858), and from 1867 taught art at New York Univ. His illustrations appeared in Harper's Magazine and other leading periodicals and in Appleton's Illustrated Handbook of American Travel. His paintings, which belong to the Hudson River school, include Warwick Castle, Pennsylvania Homestead, and French Broad River. Well-traveled in both Europe and America, he wrote and illustrated The Romance of American Landscape and American Scenery (1854).
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