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, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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