William Allen Wall
(1801 - 1885)
William Allen Wall was active/lived in Massachusetts. William Wall is known for landscape, marine, portrait and genre painting.
Biography William Allen Wall
Trained as a clock and watchmaker, William Allen Wall (1801-1885), found success painting portraits in the prosperous whaling town of New Bedford, Massachusetts. He became especially known for his paintings of early New Bedford scenes.
William Wall met Thomas Sully in New Bedford and spent several months in 1830 working at Sullys studio. It was also in this year that Wall traveled to Europe and met and traveled with Ralph Waldo Emerson.
While Wall continued his lucrative portrait painting he also painted literary and historical subjects as well as landscapes of the New Bedford area for which he is well known.
"A Century of American Landscapes 1812-1912" Frank S. Schwarz and Son, Philadelphia, 1986
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