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William Picknell

 (1853 - 1897)
William Lamb Picknell was active/lived in Massachusetts, California, Vermont / France.  William Picknell is known for landscape theme paintings, plein- air.

Biography   William Picknell


An orphan, Picknell, born in Hinesburg, Vermont on 23 October 1853, was raised by an uncle in Boston, who urged him to develop his artistic talents. This led to a stay in Italy (1872-74), including some time in Rome where George Inness agreed to accept him as a student. From there he continued his studies in Paris under Jean-Léon Gérôme. During student breaks he was able to discover Brittany and he fell under the influence of Robert Wylie, a leading figure at Pont Aven. In 1876 Picknell's painting A Breton Farm was accepted at the Paris Salon; he would continue to exhibit there for the rest of his life. 


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