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 William Henry Buck  (1840 - 1888)

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Lived/Active: Louisiana / Norway      Known for: sub-tropical landscape, genre

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BIOGRAPHY for William Buck
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1840 (Norway)
 
Death
1888 (New Orleans, Louisiana)

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Louisiana / Norway

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A pupil of Richard Clague, New Orleans' first major landscapist, William Henry Buck became his successor in that city. He specialized in formula paintings of dramatic oak trees, adopting his teacher's compositional format.

Buck emigrated from Norway to Boston and spent some time in the New England area before settling in New Orleans around 1860. While studying with Clague, he was employed in the cotton business.

In the 1880's, he devoted himself full-time to painting, His work was included at the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition held in New Orleans in 1884-85.
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William Henry Buck emigrated from Norway to Boston, where he first studied painting, but moved to New Orleans where he lived out the rest of his life. He became the leading landscape artist of this time, painting the bayous and live oaks of the region. He helped organize the Southern Art Union (1880) and made an indelible mark on Louisiana landscape painting.

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