Horatio W. Shaw (1847-1918)
Born in Dover Township, six miles west of Adrian, Michigan, Shaw began working as a clerk in Adrian when he was eighteen years old. In 1869 he went West, and in time became the proprietor of a hardware store in White Cloud, Kansas. He had been interested in drawing since childhood, but it was not until 1879 that he decided to pursue art seriously.
Shaw left Kansas to study with Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine arts in Philadelphia. Much of his work there was portraiture and landscapes. He also visited art galleries and attended art sales in that city. Shaw returned to Michigan and to his wife and child in 1882 to assist
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