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William Seltzer Rice

 (1873 - 1963)
William Seltzer Rice was active/lived in California.  William Rice is known for landscape painting, graphics, illustration, crafts.

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William Seltzer Rice


Etcher, painter, printmaker, William Seltzer Rice was born on June 23, 1873 in Manheim, PA where his family had a carriage-painting business.  Rice began drawing at an early age and had art lessons from itinerant artists.  At age 20 he enrolled at the Pennsylvania School of Industrial Art in Philadelphia and took classes from Howard Pyle at the Drexel Institute.

 He worked as a staff artist for the Philadelphia Times until 1900 when he was offered a job in California as supervisor of art in the Stockton public schools.  He remained in that position for ten years and then became head of the art departments at Alameda High School, Fremont High School (1919-30), Oakland's Castlemont High School (

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About  William Seltzer Rice

Born:  1873 - Manheim, Pennsylvania
Died:   1963 - Oakland, California
Known for:  landscape painting, graphics, illustration, crafts