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Thaddeus Welch (1844-1919) was an American landscape painter. Born in Missouri and reared in Oregon,[1] he was trained at the Royal Academy in Munich, Germany. His paintings of Marin County, California became popular among members of the Bohemian Club in the 1890s. He retired in Santa Barbara, California with his wife, Ludmilla, who was also a painter.[2][3] In his obituary in The San Francisco Chronicle, he was called "one of the greatest interpretative painters of California."[4]

Thaddeus Welch
Missouri, U.S.
Spouse(s)Ludmilla Pilat Welch


  1. ^ Uecker, Jeffry (Spring 2012). "Portland's Gettysburg Cyclorama: A Story of Art, Entertainment, and Memory". Oregon Historical Quarterly. 113 (1): 36–61. doi:10.5403/oregonhistq.113.1.0036 – via JSTOR.
  2. ^ Redmon, Michael (March 15, 2010). "Thaddeus Welch Landscape Painter Makes S.B. His Home". Santa Barbara Independent. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "MAIN GALLERY Pastoral California: The Art of Thaddeus & Ludmilla Welch". Bolinas Museum. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "NOTED PAINTER OF TAMALPAIS SCENES PASSES. Thaddeus Welch, Famous for Thirty Years as Western Artist, Is Dead. WENT SOUTH FOR HEALTH. Former Resident of Mill Valley. He Spread Fame of Marin Surroundings". The San Francisco Chronicle. December 20, 1919. Retrieved October 8, 2017 – via