Wilbur H. Lansil is best known for his landscapes and paintings of cattle. He was the brother of Walter F. Lansil, the celebrated New England, maritime and Venetian painter.
Wilbur was born in the bustling New England port city of Bangor, Maine on February 24, 1855, the son of Asa P. Lansil and Betsy Grout Lansil. Bangor at the time was referred to as the "lumber capital of the world," and was one of the busiest ports on the east coast. The Lansil brothers, Wilbur and Walter, were descendants of a Bangor seafaring family. Their grandfather Charles V. Lansil was a Master Mariner, and their uncles James, Ephraim and George were sea captains. Through their grandmother Ruth Paine, Walte
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