William E. Norton

William Penhallow Henderson, Portrait of William E. Norton, 1901, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum,Gift of Alice H. Rossin 1982.1.31.
Name
William E. Norton
Also Known as
William Edward Norton
William Norton
W. E. Norton
Born
Boston, Massachusetts
Died
New York, New York
Nationalities
American
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William E. Norton worked as a housepainter in Boston and studied drawing in the evenings at Lowell Institute. He spent several summers on the coast of Maine, trying to capture “the effect of making finished pictures out-of-doors, instead of making sketches.” (Chicago Daily Tribune, July 31, 1893) Norton traveled around Europe, studying and exhibiting his work, and won several prizes for marine painting.

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