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Richards, William Trostlocked

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American, 19th century, male.

Born 14 November 1833, in Philadelphia; died 8 November 1905, in Newport.

Painter, watercolourist. Landscapes, seascapes.

Symbolism.

Pre-Raphaelites.

William Trost Richards learned his craft in the studio of the German painter Paul Weber, and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He travelled to Europe in 1853 and worked in Paris, Florence and Rome. In 1856 he settled in Germantown (outside Philadelphia) and painted landscapes, which he tried to make as faithful to nature as possible. Richards was one of the first American painters to adopt the Pre-Raphaelite style. His precisely executed landscapes link him to the Hudson River School and the Luminists. He built his reputation on his watercolours of coastal landscapes....

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