(1858 - 1909)
William Brooke Thomas Trego was active/lived in Pennsylvania. William Trego is known for historical-war, genre, animal.
Biography William Trego
The son of the portrait painter Jonathan Trego, William Trego was born in Yardley, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. At the age of two, he was stricken with paralysis, probably due to polio, but in spite of this handicap he went on to become a noted painter of military subjects. When William was sixteen, the Tregos moved to Detroit, where the elder Trego established a studio at which William studied.
William's career was launched when the twenty-year old artist exhibited and sold his painting titled The Charge of Custer at Winchester at the Michigan State Fair. With the proceeds from the sale, he moved to Philadelphia to attend the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and study under Thomas Eakins. He won t
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