Theus, Jeremiah tho͞os, tois [key], c.1719–1744, American portrait painter, b. Switzerland. He emigrated to South Carolina as a child. By 1740, according to newspaper notices, he was painting portraits and teaching art in Charleston. His portraits were good likenesses. The Brooklyn Museum has a portrait of Elizabeth Rothmaler.
See study by M. Middleton (1953).
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