(1863 - 1927)
William Castle Keith was active/lived in New York, Michigan / Germany, Netherlands. William Keith is known for figure, village scenes, interiors and marine painting.
Biography William Keith
William Castle Keith (1863-1927) was born in Penfield near Rochester N.Y. on February 18, 1863. His father was a railroad engineer, and as a young man Keith worked as a fireman for his father on Engine # 573 between Syracuse N. Y and Niagara Falls. In 1889 Keith began his art career by studying drawing at the Paul Nauen School in Munich, which was then regarded to be one of the most prominent schools for art in that famous old city. In addition, he studied in London, Paris and sketched for a summer in Italy. These European experiences were fruitful as one of his paintings won a gold medal at the Paris Exhibition in 1895.
In 1896 Keith returned to America establishing a studio in Syracuse N.Y. , becoming president of the
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