James Crawford Thom (American, 1835 - 1898) was a Hudson River School style landscapist and genre painter. James was born in New York City in 1835, but grew up on a farm just north of the City in Ramapo, New York. He studied at the National Academy of Design in New York City, as well as in Paris with Camille Corot, Thomas Couture, and Henri Picou. He also studied with Pierre Edouard Frere, whose paintings of children and peasants in the countryside seemed to have influenced Thom's work.
Thom's paintings may be seen in the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.