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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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Stevens, Alfred (1823-1906) View 1 Item
Though born in Brussels, Belgium in 1823, Alfred Stevens spent most of his artistic career in France. In 1844, he moved to Paris to study under several artists, including Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Stevens returned to Brussels long enough to make his artistic debut at the Brussels Salon in 1851, but returned to Paris the next year where he remained the rest of his life. In 1853, he was awarded a third-class medal in the Paris Salon and continued to...
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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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