(1811 - 1885)
William Page was active/lived in New York / Italy. William Page is known for portrait, figure, history, allegory.
Biography William Page
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Born in Albany, New York, William Page was called the "American Titian" because of his strong use of color and provacative qualities. Many thought of him as the heir to the style and subject matter of Washington Allston because of his painting of portraits and traditional classical subjects in academic style and use of luminous glazing techniques.
At age 9, Page moved to New York City with his family. As a young man, he worked for a law firm before studying with portraitist James Herring in 1825. In 1827, he began study with Samuel Morse and at the National Academy of Design, receiving a silver medal.
In Albany and Boston, he established himself as a portraitist, and then settled in Italy for eleven years. There he became fr
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