(1846 - 1940)
William Partridge Burpee was active/lived in Maine, Massachusetts. William Burpee is known for coastal view, landscape, genre, figure.
Biography William Burpee
Landscape and figure painter William Partridge Burpee was born in Rockland, Maine on April 13, 1846. As a young man, he was educated in Rockland schools and in the Kents Hill Academy in Readfield, Maine. He exhibited a great deal of interest as a youth in painting and drawing, In the late 1870s, he studied with marine painter, William Bradford (1823-1894). Burpee's early work of the 1880s reflects Bradford's influence as well as other painters such as Martin Johnson Heade, Fitz Hugh Lane, Frederic Edwin Church, A. T. Bricher and F. A. Silva.
After briefly advertising himself as an artist in the Rockland City Directory in 1882, Burpee appeared that year in Boston. By September 1, 1885, he was painting figures on Lynn Beach, Massachuse
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