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Seerey Lester, John (1946) View 1 Item
Born in Manchester, England in 1946, John Seerey-Lester took the first step toward his adult career in 1955 when he won first prize in an art competition sponsored by The Daily Express, one of England's largest newspapers. He was encouraged in his pursuit of art by his father, who actually arranged for him to receive commission painting the pets, houses, and portraits of family and friends. At the unusually young age of fifteen, Seerey-Lester was accepted at Salford Technical College in Lancashire where...
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Sonntag, William Louis (1822-1900)
Throughout most of his life, William Louis Sonntag painted in the manner of the Hudson River School, though late in his career, he made a switch to more Barbizon-oriented paintings. Through born in Pennsylvania, Sonntag grew up in Cincinnati as one of the rare members of the Hudson River School who was actually what in the early nineteenth century might be termed a "Westerner". While he decided relatively early in his life that he wished to be a professional artist, his father did not support...
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Swinney, Garland (1961) View 1 Item
Perhaps reflecting his own background growing up in Cleveland, Texas, artist Garland Swinney has focused on paintings that display the self-sufficiency of rural life along with the icons that represent it, like Covered Bridge, which is included in the Norton's permanent collection. Born in 1961, Swinney won his first art award when only fifteen. He received his artistic training from North Harris County College, later serving as an instructor in watercolor there. Since then, he has traveled extensively throughout the American South, depicting ...
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