The following information was provided i August of 2006 by Chris Schmalz, nephew of the artist:
Merton Widdicombe Willmore
Merton W. Willmore was an artist devoted to the interpretation of nature with his landscape paintings. He painted in both oil and watercolor. His trademark with oils was his palette knife technique which was something he developed early in his days of painting to get away from the stiff accuracy of engineering drawing. For a change of pace he did watercolor paintings that had their own unique sparkling quality. Merton was a modest artist who shrugged off his popularity with the public as being a myth. The fact is, however, that he was one of the most popular artists in the Cincinn
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