(1861 - 1942)
William M. Lemos was active/lived in California. William Lemos is known for naive still life, landscape, mural.
Biography William Lemos
Listed 1880 census as age 18, living in Chicago, Ill. with his mother July [sic. Julia] Lemos and four siblings in the household of his grandfather, Eustice Wiszynski,
His mother was Julia Lemos, a Chicago artist famous for her depiction of the Chicago fire, “Two of Julia’s children became successful artists. Her eldest son, William, was a naïve still life, landscape, and mural painter. As a young boy in New York, he would wander the streets, earning money for the family, by ‘painting on request.’ At age 26, William moved to San Francisco, California. He opened an art studio and kept it running until he moved to Santa Cruz with his wife, Mabel, in 1896. During this period, he worked as a fresco artist painting ‘murals for many local
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