Frederick Ballard Williams
(1871 - 1956)
Frederick Ballard Williams was active/lived in New Jersey, California, New York. Frederick Williams is known for idylic landscape, portrait and figure painting.
Biography Frederick Ballard Williams
A painter of romantic and decorative canvases especially woodland scenes with dancing nymphs or aristocratic women in gorgeous 18th century gowns, Frederick Williams did works that reflected his exposure to French rococo painting of Antoine Watteau.
Williams was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was educated in the public schools of Bloomfield and Montclair, New Jersey, and took night art classes in New York City at Cooper Union. He also studied at the New York Institute of Artists and Artisans and with John Ward Stimson, a romantic or idealist painter, before attending the School of the National Academy of Design where he had his first exhibition in 1901.
He then traveled to England and France where he was inspired
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