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 William Matthew Prior  (1806 - 1873)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts/Maine      Known for: naive portrait-child, landscape

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William Matthew Prior
from Auction House Records.
A Group of Family Portraits
Artwork images are copyright of the artist or assignee
Born in Bath, Maine, William Prior became an itinerant portrait and landscape painter who also painted on glass. In 1841, he settled in Boston after traveling and painting widely for ten years around New England. In 1824, he had been in Portland, Maine and lived there from 1831 to 1840. He advertised in the "Maine Inquirer" in 1831 that "persons who wished a flat picture can have a likeness whithout shade or shadow at one-quarter price" (Falk).

It was this style of primitive painting for (showing 500 of 2153 characters).

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