(1882 - 1958)
William Oberhardt was active/lived in New York, New Jersey. William Oberhardt is known for portrait-prominent persons, illustrator.
Known for his portraits and special skills at delineating the human head, William Oberhardt, nicknamed Obie, was a popular artist in the early 20th Century. It is written that one of the reasons his portraits were so well received was that he relaxed his sitters with "his own warm personality" which, in turn, "relaxed and charmed his subjects". (Reed 188).
Many of his portrait subjects were highly prominent, and he laughingly said that unbeknownst to them, he willingly would have paid them to have his name associated with their faces. Among his subjects were Presidents Taft, Harding and Hoover; Thomas Edison, Sergei Rachmanioff, Luther Burbank, Ezio Pinza, Cardinal Spellman, Bernard Baruch, Charles Dana Gibson, Joseph Pennell and Wal ... Displaying 750 of 1714 characters.