|PAINTER (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)|
BORN 12 Sep 1812, Charleston, South Carolina - DIED 28 Apr 1844, Roma, Lazio|
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Cimitero Acattolico, Via Caio Cestio 6 (Zona Vecchio, 8.15 (284))
James Deveux studied in Philadelphia under John R. Smith, Henry Inman and Thomas Sully. After his return to South Carolina around 1832 he worked in Charleston, Columbia and Camden until 1825. Supported by his patron Colonel Wade Hampton II he lived in Europe from 1836 to 1838. From 1838 to 1841 he worked in the USA.
He went to Europe again and after visiting Paris he settled in Italy. In June 1843 he saw Canova's statue of Pauline Bonaparte at the Villa Borghese in Rome and he wasn't impressed. Towards the end of 1843 he fell ill after a long horse ride in bad weather. He didn't recover and he died in Rome in April 1844.