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 William Oberhardt  (1882 - 1958)

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Lived/Active: New York/New Jersey      Known for: portrait-prominent persons, illustrator

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1882 (Guttenberg, New Jersey)
 
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1958 (North Pelham, New York)

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New York/New Jersey

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Known for his portraits and special skills at delineating the human head, William Oberhardt, nicknamed Obie, was a popular artist in the early 20th Century. It is written that one of the reasons his portraits were so well received was that he relaxed his sitters with "his own warm personality" which, in turn, "relaxed and charmed his subjects". (Reed 188).

Many of his portrait subjects were highly prominent, and he laughingly said that unbeknownst to them, he willingly would have paid the (showing 500 of 1714 characters).



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