William Edgar Marshall
(1837 - 1906)
William Edgar Marshall was active/lived in New York. William Marshall is known for U.S. Presidents and Jesus portrait painting and engraving.
Biography William Edgar 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 he began engraving portraits with the encouragement of Durand. His subjects included James Buchana and James Fremont. In 1858, he became a vignette engraver for the American Bank Note Company in New York City, and recognized for the quality of his work, the Company hired him as a portrait engraver.
As a student of painting, he spent time in France in the atelier of Thomas Couture. In 1865, he returned to the United States and both painted and engraved a portrait of Ab
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