(1915 - 1975)
Willard Warren Cummings was active/lived in Maine, New York. Willard Cummings is known for child portrait and figure painting, teaching.
Biography Willard Cummings
A portrait painter, Willard Cummings was co-founder and President in 1946 of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine. A native of the area and born in Alton where his father was in woolen factory business, Cummings first studied art in Boston and was sculpture student of Anna Coleman Ladd. He also studied with Philip Hale and worked in his studio along with Hale's daughter, Nancy Hale.
Of this experience with Hale, Cummings said: "Well, I drew from casts and then did several self-portraits and several still-lifes, and then I started painting a little bit although he kept me drawing most of the time and these were very long and complete drawings in red chalk and charcoal or red chalk and all don
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