Healy, George Peter Alexander.--Born in Boston 1808. Portrait and historical painter. His portraits include very many of the French and American celebrities of the past or passing generation. His immense canvass representing Webster's reply to Hayne, is the most prominent object in Faneuil Hall, Boston. It is full of portraits representing, on the floor and in the gallery, many of the more noted characters in the political life of the day. He has in time executed more portraits than any other American artist. His style is vigorous and strong in characterization. He has resided in Chicago since 1855. [Appendix.]
Catalogue. Detroit Art Association. First Exhibition, February, 1876.