William Matthews Hekking
(1885 - 1970)
William Matthews Hekking was active/lived in New York, California, Kansas, Wisconsin. William Hekking is known for marine and landscape painting, illustration.
Biography William Matthews Hekking
Born Chelsea, WI, Mar. 10, 1885;. died Portland, ME, May 1970. Painter. Illustrator. Etcher. Teacher. Graduated from Syracuse University in 1908. Studied with Richard Miller at the Art Students League, NY, and with John Paul Laurens at the Academié Julian in Paris. Taught at University of Kansas, Lawrence, 1916-22, as a drawing instructor. In 1923 he was Director of Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts and Columbus Art School in Ohio. In 1925 he was Director of Albright Art Gallery in Buffalo, 101 NY, and from 1937-37 was an art critic for Buffalo Evening News. Served as a curator of art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1937-38.
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
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This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.
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