THOMAS BENJAMIN POPEd. 1891
Landscape, genre, and still life painter Thomas Benjamin Pope was born in New York or New Jersey. He worked as a liquor dealer in Newburgh, NY, before he became a painter. He exhibited several crayon drawings at the American Institute in 1845 and 1849. After service in the Civil War, in which he was wounded, he returned to Newburgh where he painted landscapes and fruit pieces from which color advertisements were made. He was killed by a train at Fishkill Landing in 1891.