American painter Abbott H.Thayer was an American portrait artist and landscape painter who was born in Boston, MA. He trained as an artist in New York and studied at the Academy Des Beaux Arts in Paris before returning to New York and setting up his own studio. Thayer is known as the father of camouflage, as he painted certain animals and birds against a counter-shaded background. At first glance this had the visual effect of making the subject invisible to the eye.
Winged Figure was painted by Thayer in 1889 and is just one of his allegorical angel paintings. The Angel 1903 is another painting by Abbott H Thayer which can be purchased online from our catalogue of replica oil paintings.