(1912 - 1995)
William Holst was active/lived in New Hampshire, Massachusetts. William Holst is known for abstract painting and sculpture.
Biography William Holst
William H. Holst (1912-1995)
New Jersey born, William Holst studied at the Massachusetts College of Art and came to New Hampshire in 1938 to teach at Proctor Academy in Andover. After military service in World War II, he returned to New London, NH, to head the art department at Colby Junior College for Women (later Colby Sawyer College). Carol Lummus was one of his students. He lived there from 1948 to 1974, retiring in 1977 but continued to teach at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.
He was one of New Hampshire’s early abstract artists, a passionate advocate of modernism as his canvases and sculptures show. He was profoundly influenced by his study with Hans Hoffman beginning in 1948. Edit
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