Thomas Lee Bulson
T L Bulson is a listed late 19c artist . Records indicate his early years were spent in Albany , NY and that he later moved to the Boston area .
During the nineteenth century America artists obtained their training in part by apprenticeships with older working artists in their geographical area. Albany New York , home to Thomas Lee Bulson, had at least two such working artists in the 1860’s. One was George Boughton ,the other was Homer Dodge Martin . Since Bulson was listed in the 1860 census as an apprentice landscape painter in Albany , it ‘s assumed he was a student of one or the other. In 1893 Dodge relocated to Minnesota .Only two years later in 1895 census records show T L Bulson , an artist ,listed in the Minneapolis Minnesota records . Based on this, there is the strong possibility that Bulson may have studied with Martin during those early years in Albany.
Bulson taught at the Eliot School in Jamaica Plain, Ma. Exhibit records show that he exhibited at the National Academy of Design and the Boston Art Club . He is additionally recorded as the illustrator of the book Pigeon Cove and Vacinity.
Though he may have moved from New York state T L Bulson was known to vacation and paint in the Catskills in the 1890’s.
Who Was Who in American Art, New York Times Sept. 13, 1881, Steigers Educational Directory for 1878, Saratoga Fine Art.com, Census records