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 William Keith  (1838 - 1911)

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Lived/Active: California / Scotland      Known for: plein-aire landscape painting, history, genre, portrait

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BIOGRAPHY for William Keith
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Birth
1838 (Aberdeenshire, Scotland)
 
Death
1911 (Berkeley, California)

Lived/Active
California / Scotland

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A native of Scotland, William Keith became in the late 19th and early 20th centuries a leading Northern-California landscape artist.  In fact, he was so well known that he is referred to as the "Dean of California painters."  His romanticized views of nature found much favor among the culturally aspiring citizens of San Francisco and hung in many foyers and dining rooms in their elegant homes.  He completed thousands of paintings and drawings, and many of them were lost in (showing 500 of 17837 characters).



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