(1878 - 1966)
William F. Matthews was active/lived in Missouri, Connecticut. William Matthews is known for landscape and mural painting, illustration, stage design.
Biography William Matthews
William F. Matthews (1878-1966) was an American-born illustrator, muralist, painter and theater/movie stage designer. He was born in 1878 in St Louis, MO and studied at the St. Louis School of Fine Arts. After leaving school Matthews worked for the St. Louis Post Dispatch and the Globe Democrat as a newspaper illustrator and artist.
While in St. Louis, Matthews joined several clubs including: St. Louis Artists' Guild, Society of Ancients, Two-by-Four Society, and the Society of Western Artists'. He exhibited with these clubs from around 1913 to 1915 before moving to New York.
In New York City, Matthews founded and became the first president of the Brooklyn Society of Painters and Sculptor
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