Find, Learn, Price Art
Enjoy the comprehensive art database we've compiled since 1987
Membership Details
Images, sales charts, bios, signatures, 30 artist Alerts and more ...
Art auction records:  Millions of references for pricing research
Or, register for Free Alerts
To track 10 artists.

Already a member?  Sign in here

William Henry Cole

 (1870 - 1955)
William Henry Cole was active/lived in California, Illinois.  William Cole is known for painting.

William Henry Cole

    KOLE  speaker-click to hear pronunciation  click to hear

Born in Chicago, IL on Aug. 17, 1870. Cole studied at the University of London (England) and earned a mechanical engineering degree at the University of Michigan. After marrying painter Blanche Dougan in 1894, he was president of the Consolidated Water Company in San Diego before moving to Los Angeles in 1901. A self-taught artist, he shared a studio with his wife in the Blanchard Bldg and exhibited locally through 1913. As well as an artist, he was also an investment broker in oil and agricultural lands and an art collector. He died in Kern County, CA on March 27, 1955.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Los Angeles Times, 4-8-1906, p.6 and 5-3-1908, p.6; Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure); Who's Who in the Pacific Southwest 1913; Death record.

Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here.  ...  Displaying 1069 of 745 characters.

Subscriber Members, please Sign In for artist biographies and for all services.  Others, full text is available on Fridays.

If you are not currently a member, please See Details about membership, which includes biography access, auction records, and many other features available to our day, month, or yearly Subscriber Members!

  Full access to biographies is
  free each Friday

About  William Henry Cole

Born:  1870 - Chicago, Illinois
Died:   1955 - Kern County, California
Known for:  painting