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William Marple

 (1827 - 1910)
William Lewis Marple was active/lived in California, Colorado.  William Marple is known for western landscape, marine, nocturne.

Biography   William Marple


William Lewis Marple was born in NYC on Feb. 16, 1827. Sailing by clipper ship to San Francisco via Panama in 1849, Marple mined for a while in the Mother Lode country around Placerville. Abandoning his pursuit of gold, he worked as a sign and house painter in that area and, as a self-taught artist, began painting landscapes. After moving to San Francisco in 1866, he established a studio at 432 Montgomery and in 1867 participated in a sale of paintings with several other artists including Denny, Young, Holdredge, and Bush. In 1869 he made a trip to Europe to study the Old Masters. He visited Paris, Munich and, after a short stay in NYC, returned to San Francisco in 1871. In that year he was instrumental in cofounding the San Francisco

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Interview with the artist or his/her family; California State Library (Sacramento); Calif. Landscape Painting 1860-1885; Art and Artists in Santa Cruz cat.

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