William Henry Holmes
(1846 - 1933)
William Henry Holmes was active/lived in District Of Columbia, Illinois. William Holmes is known for southwest survey artist, panoramic painting.
Biography William Henry Holmes
Born near Cadiz, Ohio, William Henry Holmes was a survey-field artist, who earned a reputation as a skilled panoramic landscape painter of the Grand Canyon. He also did delicate watercolors in traditional style, and was a writer, archaeologist, teacher and illustrator. He lived in Washington DC, Chicago and Royal Oak, Michigan.
Holmes was educated in the public schools of Georgetown, Ohio, and was a teacher until 1872. He then moved to Washington D.C. where he studied art with Theodore Kaufmann, and did sketching of specimens for the Smithsonian Institution. He also studied in Germany at the Munich Art Academy.
In 1872, succeeding Thomas Moran, he became field artist for the United States Geologic
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