Abbott Handerson Thayer
Abbott Handerson Thayer (1849 - 1921) was an American artist, naturalist and teacher. As a painter of portraits, figures, animals and landscapes. It is difficult to categorize Thayer simply as an artist. He was often described in first-person accounts as eccentric and mercurial, and there is a parallel contradictory mixture of academic tradition, spontaneity and improvisation in his artistic methods.