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William Thorne

 (1864 - 1956)
William Thorne was active/lived in Wisconsin, New York / Europe.  William Thorne is known for portrait painting.

Biography   William Thorne

A painter, William Thorne, was born and died in Delavan, Wisconsin where he became known towards the end of his career as the Dean of Wisconsin portrait painters.  However he spent much of his early life away from his home state.  In the mid 1880s, he enrolled in evening classes at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and in 1887 and 1888, he attended the antique class of the National Academy of Design in New York City. 

Around 1890, Thorne went to Paris for three years and continued his education at the Academie Julian under Jean-Paul Laurens and Jules-Joseph Lefebvre, and privately with Jean-Joseph Benjamin Constant.

During this time he had portrait commissions from Americans living in Paris. He also s   ...  Displaying 750 of 1366 characters.

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