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Thomas Willis

Born in Connecticut, Thomas Willis died in New York City. His work is in the Mariner's Museum, the Mystic Seaport Museum and the Peabody Museum. He used silk or satin for the sails in his ships, and his trademark signature was a "T" over a "W".

Source: Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"
Note from Robert Willis, great grandson of the artist:

I found your site quite informative - you are the only site, in my opinion, that have the dates for his life correctly listed. All other sites I have found list him as dying well short of 1925. Most bracket his life from 1850 to 1910, which I am sure is not correct because I own one of his signed ship portrai  ...  Displaying 750 of 1532 characters.

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About  Thomas Willis

Born:  1850 - Connecticut
Died:   1925 - New York, New York
Known for:  marine, ship portrait