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William Purvis

 (1870 - 1924)
William Gallbraith Purvis was active/lived in California, Wisconsin.  William Purvis is known for Marine Painting.

Biography   William Purvis

Born in Wisconsin on March 1, 1870. Purvis settled in Santa Barbara in 1913. He worked as an artist there until his demise on Feb. 5, 1924. Primarily a marine painter, his work includes seascapes, clipper ships, and maritime subjects.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
City Directory; Death record.

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