William Merritt, painter, born in Franklin. Indiana, 1 November, 1849. He
began the study of art in 1868 under born F. Hays, a portrait-painter of
Indianapolis, but in 1869 removed to New York, where he became a pupil at the
National academy, and of J. O. Eaton. In 1872 he went to Europe and studied
several years in the Munich academy under Wagner and Piloty, winning three
medals. He also studied a year in Venice, especially the works of Tintoretto. He
returned to the United States in 1878.
In 1882 he
received honorable mention at the Paris salon. His studio is in New York. His
principal works are portraits of the five children of Piloty, painted for that
artist; "Venetian Fish Market" ;"The Dowager"
(1875) ; "Boy finding a Cockatoo," "Broken Jug"
(1877), "Ready for a Ride,""The Apprentice"
(1878); "Interior of St. Mark's in Venice,""Court
Jester," portrait of Duveneck (1879); portrait of General Webb (1880);
portrait of Peter Cooper (1882); "Interior of Artist's Studio"
(1883) ; and "The Coquette" .(1884).
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