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William Eyden Jr

 (1893 - 1982)
William Arnold Eyden, Jr. was active/lived in Indiana, New York.  William Eyden Jr is known for tree landscape, city views, and portrait painting, teaching.

William Eyden, Jr.

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William Arnold Eyden Jr. was born on 25 February 1893 in Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana. He was unmarried in 1920 and 1930 living with his mother in Richmond, self employed as an artist. William Eyden Jr. gave his brother as his contact for his WWII draft registration so he may not have married.

At that time William was residing in Indianapolis, IN self employed as an artist at 201 Pennway Building. William Eyden Jr. studied with his father and with Theodore Steele, John Bundy, Daniel Garber, William Chase, and Charles Hawthorne. He also studied at the Art Student's League in New York City.

Eyden reportedly lived in New York City and Asheville, North Carolina at various times. One claim has been found that indicates Eyden maintained a gallery in New York for a decade or more but this has not been confirmed.

He was a painter in oils and watercolors and became prominent among the second generation of Richmond painters. Eyden was a member of numerous local and state artist organizations. He exhibited at several venues in Indiana and won numerous prizes. Eyden was an important art teacher and lecturer in Indiana and taught at Ball State Teacher's College, Indiana University and in public schools.

He is best known for his Indiana landscapes, particularly those including beech trees. He also created New York cityscapes. He is mentioned in Who Was Who in American Art and Davenport's Art Reference and Price Guide.

Eyden was very prolific.  William Arnold Eyden Jr. died on 16 September 1982 in Indianapolis, IN.

Researched, written and submitted by Kevin Daniel, University of Illinois graduate student of Library and Information Science with a focus on art Cataloging.

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The following information was submitted by Jean Troemel:

William Eyden, while living, was known for his paintings of Indiana trees and was located near Nashville, Indiana. He also lived and painted in Asheville, North Carolina during the 1930's and sold paintings in that area.

The Asheville School for Boys owns a large oil mountain landscape about 42"x 60" given to them by the estate of R.B.Wagner. I have a small 10 x12 ocean scene of his. He specialized in depicting fog and mist in landscapes. I knew him personally and he was a very nice person.

Biography from Caldwell Gallery Hudson
Although not directly associated with Cincinnati, Eyden is known to have worked in Ohio, painting colorful landscapes near the Indiana - Ohio border. Born in Richmond, Indiana, Eyden studied with his father, W. A. Eyden Sr. and later with T. C. Steele, the dean of Indiana landscape artists. He is represented in many private and public collections, having exhibited and won several Hoosier Salons and other shows in Indianapolis and Richmond.

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About  William Eyden, Jr.

Born:  1893 - Richmond, Indiana
Died:   1982 - Indianapolis, Indiana
Known for:  tree landscape, city views, and portrait painting, teaching