William Merritt Post
(1856 - 1935)
William Merritt Post was active/lived in Connecticut, New York. William Post is known for landscape-streamside and harbor view painting.
Biography William Merritt Post
"Scholars continually rediscover competent American artists who enjoyed
successful careers at the turn of the century, but whose legacy has
been lost over time. One of these, William Merritt Post, was a
tonalist landscape painter often associated with the Barbizon school
and the early New England Impressionists.
Born on December 11,
1856 in Brooklyn, Post was the son of a commodities merchant. His
parents separated after sixteen years of marriage and four children,
suggesting a troubled home life. Post's attraction to nature began in
the fall of 1879, when an excursion from Brooklyn to a marshy region
made Post think, "If I were an artist, this region would be one of the
first places I would strike o
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