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William Francis Sully

 (born 1886)
William Francis Sully was active/lived in California.  William Sully is known for painting.

Biography   William Francis Sully

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 Born in Pennsylvania in 1886.  Continuing in a long line of artists, William was a descendant of portraitist Thomas Sully.  By 1919 he had settled in San Diego.  He worked there with Robert Cordtz as a sign painter while painting fine art in his leisure.  His work includes figure studies and Chinese genre.  An alcoholic, he was still in San Diego in the 1940s.

Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"

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