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William Verstille

Born:
Boston, Massachusetts

Died:
Boston, Massachusetts 1803

Active in:

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Salem, Massachusetts
  • New York, New York

Luce Artist Biography

William Verstille’s career as a miniaturist took him and his family from Connecticut to Philadelphia, to New York City, and finally Boston. He continued painting while serving in the military during the American Revolution, honing his skills by making portrait miniatures of various officers. His paintings resemble the work of John Ramage, whom Verstille studied and copied.