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Will Sparks

 (1862 - 1937)
Will Sparks was active/lived in California, Missouri.  Will Sparks is known for mission scenes and tonalist landscape painting.

Will Sparks

Painter, etcher, and muralist, Will Sparks became one of California's premier artists, known for his mission and nocturnal adobe scenes.  He was highly prolific, completing about three-thousand oil paintings.

He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and showed art talent as a youngster, selling his first painting when he was age twelve.  He became a doctor, but his love of art prevailed.  He attended the St. Louis School of Fine Arts and then went to New York and then Paris to the Academies Julian and Colarossi where he studied with Gerome, Harpignies, and Bouguereau.  In Paris he earned money as an assistant to biologist Louis Pasteur for whom he made anatomical drawings.  He was also much influenced by  ...  Displaying 750 of 2646 characters.

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About  Will Sparks

Born:  1862 - St. Louis, Missouri
Died:   1937 - San Fransisco, California
Known for:  mission scenes and tonalist landscape painting