(1899 - 1993)
William Jensen Parkinson was active/lived in Utah. William Parkinson is known for surreal genre, figure, portrait and needlework design reproduction.
Biography William Parkinson
William J. Parkinson was born February 14, 1899, in Hyrum, Utah. Parkinson remembers even his earliest interests in art. When he was a young boy, he began sketching people in the congregation to occupy himself during church. Throughout his life Parkinson enjoyed going to libraries and other public locations to sketch people.
Parkinson's formal art training came as a student at LDS High School under the direction of Alma B. Wright. He was looked upon by fellow students as Wright's top student and contributed numerous drawings to school newspapers and magazines. While in high school Parkinson began collecting art books. Those books became the major source for his self-taught artistic training. Parkinson en
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