(1883 - 1950)
William Twigg-Smith was active/lived in Hawaii, California / New Zealand. William TwiggSmith is known for island landscape and marine painting, illustration, camouflage.
Biography William Twigg-Smith
William Twigg-Smith (1883-1950)
William Twigg-Smith was a New Zealand-born American painter who lived most of his adult life in Hawaii.
Born in Nelson, New Zealand, he moved to the U.S. in his late teens, living first in San Franciso, where he studied painting with Evelyn Almond Withrow, and then in Chicago, where he worked with Harry M. Walcott at the School of the Art Institute. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen, and first visited Hawaii in 1916.
While in Hawaii, he became locally known for his on-site paintings of active volcanoes. In a news article in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin (December 9,1916, p. 8), he was said to have exhibited "a sequence of volcano paintings—an attempt to catch Madame Pele in a syst
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