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William Elwell

 (1810 - 1881)
William S. Elwell was active/lived in District Of Columbia, Massachusetts.  William Elwell is known for portrait, landscape, rivers, fishermen.

Biography   William Elwell


The following is from Peter Kostoulakos, ISA ˜ Fine Art Consultant www.pkart.com

William S. Elwell, son of a highly regarded cabinetmaker, was born in Brimfield, MA on July 15, 1810 and died in Springfield, MA on August 12, 1881.

Elwell was a painter of portraits, landscapes, rivers, and fishermen. He was also musically inclined and played the clarinet at the South Church when it was on Bliss Street in Springfield. In 1831 — at the young age of twenty-one — Elwell went to Springfield and, shortly thereafter, began to study with Chester Harding (1792-1866). Harding taught Elwell the art of portrait painting, which became the core of his work.

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