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 William Joseph McCloskey  (1859 - 1941)

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Lived/Active: California      Known for: trompe still life-citrus, portrait

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BIOGRAPHY for William McCloskey
1859 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
1941 (Orange, California)


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trompe still life-citrus, portrait

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Paris Pre 1900
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Trompe l'Oeil Painting
William Joseph McCloskey was born in Philadelphia, PA on Oct. 5, 1859. McCloskey studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts under Christian Schussele and Thomas Eakins during 1877-82.

In the fall of 1882 he began teaching life drawing and painting at the Denver Academy of Art. At that school he met his future wife, Alberta Binford. The couple established a portrait studio in Los Angeles in the Child's Grand Opera House in 1884. He painted in England and Paris in the 1890s and (showing 500 of 2907 characters).

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