Jennings, Samuel (c. 1755- c. 1834)

American painter.

Taught drawing in Philadelphia. Traveled to London (1787), carrying an introduction from Franklin to Benjamin West. Exhibited frequently at the Royal Academy (1789-1834). Painted “Liberty Displaying the Arts and Sciences” (1792) for the Library Company of Philadelphia. Specialized in religious paintings, especially of the repentant Magdalen.

Son of John and Mary Jennings. Enrolled in the College of Philadelphia (1770).