(1837 - 1906)
William Edgar Marshall was active/lived in New York. William Marshall is known for portrait and religious figure painting, engraving.
Biography William Marshall
A student of Cyrus Durand in New York City and then in Paris (1863-1865), William Marshall became noted for his portraits and graphics work. In 1865, he exhibited at the Paris Salon.
At age seventeen, he worked as an engraver in a watch-case factory, and in 1856 began engraving portraits with the encouragement of Cyrus Durand. In 1858, he became a vignette engraver for the American Bank Note Company.
Interested in painting, he spent time in France pursuing that activity. In 1865, he returned to the United States and both painted and engraved a portrait of Abraham Lincoln. The engraving received wide circulation.
He opened a studio in New York City and gained much success with his portrait paint
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