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William Henry Lippincott

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 16 Mar 1920 (aged 70)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 214279516 View Source

Born in Philadelphia, the son of Isaac L. and Emily Hoovey Lippincott. Known primarily for his landscapes and portraits. Trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Began his career as a commercial artist, providing scenic design and illustrations. In the mid 1870's, moved to Paris where he studied under Leon Bonnat. Spent several summers in Brittany painting pastoral scenes, many of children playing or feeding animals. Exhibited regularly at Paris salons. Returned to the U.S. in 1882, opening a studio in Manhattan. Spent his summers on Nantucket. Taught at the National Academy of Design. Designed sets for productions of La Boheme and Salammbo. Some of his works hang in the Smithsonian Museum.

(bio by Festus95)

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