(1832 - 1893 or 1894)
William Ruthven Wheeler was active/lived in Michigan, Connecticut. William Wheeler is known for portrait, narrative, sea-landscape painting.
Biography William Wheeler
William Ruthven Wheeler was born in Scio, Michigan in 1832. Wheeler painted many portraits of prominent Connecticut people, miniatures, and landscapes in New Hampshire's White Mountains. When in his twenties Wheeler was a student of Alvan Bradish in Detroit. Wheeler moved to Connecticut about 1862 and maintained a studio there until 1893. In 1872 a painting of Mount Washington was exhibited at the first annual exhibition of the Hartford Art Association.
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