(1901 - 1985)
William Winthrop Ward was active/lived in California, Massachusetts. William Ward is known for landscape, portrait and marine painting.
Biography William Ward
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Born in Walsall near London, England on June 12, 1901, William Winthrop Ward immigrated
to Boston in 1916 and spent much of his youth boating off the coast of
Massachusetts. After a stint with the U.S. Marines, he came to
California in 1927. While a member of the Coast Guard, he began
painting while tending the Point Lobos lighthouse on the coast at San
His work came to the attention of local artist Heliodor
Hammarstrom, who tended the windmills in Golden Gate Park. Hammarstrom
gave him encouragement and introduced Ward to George Demont Otis with
whom he studied for several years. He was also a pupil of portraitist
In 1940 Ward moved down the peninsula to Mountain
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