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Thomas Satterwhite Noble
Birth: May 29, 1835
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 27, 1907
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Painter. Born near Lexington, Kentucky, he grew up on a hemp and cotton plantation. Noble attended Transylvania University in Lexington and studied painting with Samuel Woodson Price in Louisville in 1852. In 1856 he studied abroad in Paris, France with Thomas Couture until he returned to America in 1859. During the Civil War he served in the Confederate Army and enlisted in 1862 while living with his family in St. Louis, Missouri. Noble was mustered into the 3rd Regiment of Porter's Brigade as a Private in Company A. His company was eventually consolidated into Company D of the 4th Missouri Cavalry, also known as Burbridge's Regiment. Noble spent a portion of his service on detached duty at Camden, Arkansas as a bullet molder for the Ordnance Department. After the war he moved to New York City and operated a studio there from 1866 to 1869 where he painted a few of his most famous works including "The Modern Medea" in 1867 and "The Price of Blood" in 1868. He became a prominent painter and portraitist and was known for painting historical representations. Many of his paintings involved serious issues such as slavery and suicide. He is a noted painter of Black History and was known to have opposed the institution of slavery even though he served in the Confederate Army during the war. In 1869 he accepted a position as the head of the McMicken School of Design in Cincinnati, Ohio and remained there for 35 years. Noble retired in 1904 and returned to New York City where he died in 1907 at the age of 71. (bio by: K Guy) 
Spring Grove Cemetery
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 105, Lot 84
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Record added: Aug 29, 2009
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