William H West
(1881 - 1975)
William H. West was active/lived in Pennsylvania. William West is known for landscape.
Biography William H. West
The following biography is from Paul Benjou:
William West started out as a farmer in Pennsylvania, but gave up pitching hay at the age of 21. Subsequent vocations landed him in construction (he built 54 homes), automobile manufacture, millwork at a planing mill in Florida and finally overseeing a Westinghouse pattern shop
for thirty-five years. He was also writing insurance policies for forty years "as a hobby".
He attended Slippery Rock College. Mr. West's compulsion to paint started in
1965 with a scene he envisioned sixty-six years earlier and transposed to
canvas. Self taught, and at the age of 84, he began painting and did not
stop until his passing in 1975. With limited funds for paint and canvas, he
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