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William Washington

 (1833 - 1870)
William Dickinson Washington was active/lived in Virginia.  William Washington is known for genre, historical, interiors, views.

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A Clarke County, Virginia born artist, William Washington painted portraits and military genre scenes of the Civil War.  He was especially known for a work titled The Burial of Latane, an image generally associated with the lost cause of the South.  He was close to this subject because he had been a civilian draftsman for General Robert E Lee.

He trained in Washington DC and in Dusseldorf, Germany at the Academy with Emanuel Leutze, and exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy, the National Academy of Design, and the Washington Art Association, which he served as the first Vice President.  In 1864, with physical injuries from the war, he established a studio in Richmond, Virginia.  In 1869, he taught art at th   ...  Displaying 750 of 7439 characters.

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Study for Marion and His Men in the Swamp, c. 1864
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The Attic Philosophers
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The Burial of Latane', 1864
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