Abbott Thayer

Abbott Handerson Thayer (1849-1921) was an American artist, naturalist, and teacher. He grew up in a wealthy Boston family and was a leader of the NY art world, selling portraits and allegorical figures to European Renaissance collectors.

His art changed drastically when his wife died when he moved to a colony of artists settled in Dublin, New Hampshire. He painted landscapes, delicate flowers, and idealistic paintings of women as angels and madonnas.