(1859 - 1927)
William Clusmann was active/lived in Illinois, Indiana. William Clusmann is known for urban river, parks and rural landscape painting.
Biography William Clusmann
William Clusmann, born in North Laporte, Indiana, exhibited a grand
total of 156 works at the Art Institute of Chicago between 1889 and
1925. Then he became active in the Hoosier Salon
(1925-1927). Clusmann was also a member of the Chicago Water
Color Club and the Chicago Society of Artists.
He was trained first under James Farrington Gookins (1840-1904) and
Henry Fenton Spread (1844-1890), then in Munich under the Hungarian
academic painter Gyula Benczúr. Weimer (1940, p. 434) surmised
that Clusmann came to Munich in July of 1880.
In 1884, he won an Honorable Mention in Stuttgart, where he was
studying briefly with Frederick Keller. The artist developed a
lighter palette for hi
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