William Thomas Mathews
(1821 - 1905)
William Thomas Mathews was active/lived in New York, District Of Columbia. William Mathews is known for portrait painting.
Biography William Thomas Mathews
Born in Bristol, England the "Painter of Presidents", William Mathews, did numerous portraits of prominent Americans including Abraham Lincoln, William McKinley, Rutherford B Hayes, James A Garfield, Daniel Webster, William Cullen Bryant, and William Jennings Bryan.
The Mathews family emigrated to Navarre, Ohio in 1833. William, who had learned the art painting miniatures on ivory from his Uncle William in England, was eager to travel and explore his artistic potential. When he was 24 he moved to Cincinnati where he met Charles Soule with whom he would apprentice and later share a studio.
In 1848 Mathews moved to New York and studied with Charles Loring Elliot. While in New York, Mathews exhibited with the National Academy of
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