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William W. Churchill (1858-1926)



William Worcester Churchill was born in Jamaica Plains, Massachusetts, in 1858 and died in Washington, DC in 1926. He was a painter of figure studies, portraits and landscapes in oil and pastel, and entered the Boston Museum School in 1877.
He then trained in Paris in the late 1870s with the French Salon artist Léon Bonnat🎨 for two years.
While still in Paris, Churchill also took lessons from his fellow-Bostonian Tarbell🎨, who was himself in France studying at the Académie Julian.


An outbreak of cholera in 1885 influenced many American artists to leave Paris and return home, and once back in Massachusetts, Churchill resumed his training under Tarbell, with whom he remained until 1888.
Churchill returned to his native Boston to establish his career as a portraitist and a landscape painter.
In addition to his membership in the Guild of Boston Artists and the St. Botolph Club, he showed at Worlds Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, and later won awards🎨 at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo in 1901, and the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco in 1915.


According to the "Boston Art Guide" of 1893, he worked from a studio on Irvington Street, where he received students on Saturday afternoons. His own advertisements in that issue offered his availability to "pupils in oil painting from life and landscape at Kennebunkport, Maine, during the summer" (Boston Art Guide, 1983, P. 38)
Churchill's figure studies are similar in style to William Paxtons often depicting young women in carefully defined interiors.





William Worcester Churchill nacque a Jamaica Plains, nel Massachusetts, nel 1858 e morì a Washington, DC nel 1926.
Era un pittore di studi di figure, ritratti e paesaggi in olio e pastello, ed entrò alla Boston Museum School nel 1877.
Si è poi formato a Parigi alla fine del 1870 con l'artista Francese Léon Bonnat🎨 per due anni.
Mentre era ancora a Parigi, Churchill prese anche lezioni dal suo collega Tarbell🎨, che era lui stesso in Francia a studiare all'Académie Julian.
Uno scoppio di colera nel 1885 influenzò molti artisti americani a lasciare Parigi e tornare a casa, ed una volta tornato in Massachusetts, Churchill riprese la sua formazione sotto Tarbell🎨, con il quale rimase fino al 1888.
Churchill tornò nella sua nativa Boston per stabilire la sua carriera come ritrattista e pittore di paesaggi.


Oltre alla sua appartenenza alla Guild of Boston Artists e al St. Botolph Club, espose alla Worlds Columbian Exposition di Chicago nel 1893, e successivamente vinse premi🎨 all'Esposizione panamericana a Buffalo nel 1901, e nel Panama-Pacifico Esposizione a San Francisco nel 1915.


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