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William Henry Chandler
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Birth: Jun. 9, 1854
Death: Feb. 26, 1928

Artist. Chandler is widely credited as being America's Foremost Pastel Artist. His first job was in Chicago as a carver of Cameos. While in Chicago, he married and he and his wife had three daughters. Sadly his wife and youngest daughter would die early in his marriage. Upon their deaths, He moved to New Jersey, so that his sister could help care for his two surviving daughters. After moving to New Jersey in 1887, He and his brother started the William Henry Chandler Company in New York City. It was at this company that he would produce the work, that he is known for today. His brother was put in charge of the framing, packing and selling of the works. His art was sold through stores nationwide, including Marshall Fields and The May Company. He worked in pastels, that he imported from France. At his company, he employed 20 other artists, who also worked on pastel paintings. His work was exhibited at the International Exposition in Paris in 1900-1901. He was greatly influenced by the Hudson River School of Art. His work influenced other artists, such as Maxfield Parrish. 
 
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Note: h/o Jennie (Freeman) Chandler, s/o Asa Byram Chandler
 
Burial:
Rosedale Cemetery
Orange
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Rich H.
Record added: Dec 12, 2007
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William Henry Chandler worked right before the turn of the century in the northeast. He was very interested in "light." Recently, there has been a renewed popularity of his work and with that, an increase in the value of his paintings. ~ William Henry Cha...(Read more)
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