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Joseph Willis

 (1876 - 1960)
Joseph Roy (J.R.) Willis was active/lived in New Mexico / Mexico.  Joseph Willis is known for tree landscape and Indian subject painting, photography.

Biography  
Joseph Willis


The following is from Scott L Peeler, Jr., Valrico, Florida.  He is the maternal grandson of the artist through his mother, Emily Willis Peeler.

The artist, known as J.R., was born in Goloid Community Screven County, Georgia, near Sylvania, on the 24th of November, 1876.  He died December 30, 1960 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  He married Tempie Easterling of Reidsville, Georgia in 1899.  They had a son and two daughters and were divorced.  In 1916, he married Violet Powell of Ontario, Canada.

Willis is best known for his Indian photographs and paintings and Southwestern landscapes. During the winters, he spent time in the Miami, Florida area where most of his brothers, sister, and mother lived  ...  Displaying 750 of 4183 characters.



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About  Joseph Willis

Born:  1876 - Goloid Community Screven County, Georgia
Died:   1960 - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Known for:  tree landscape and Indian subject painting, photography