William Cheesborough Ostrander was born in New York on March 5, 1858. Ostrander was a pupil of Carl Hecker. While based in NYC, he taught at the Metropolitan Museum. He was active in California during the 1920s and early 1930s with an address in Huntington Park. His work includes etchings of San Francisco and the Monterey Peninsula, and paintings of landscapes and floral still Ilfes.
Member: American Artists Professional League; Salmagundi Club; NY Society of Craftsmen; American Inst. of Graphic Artists; Calif. Society of Etchers.
Exh: Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915 (gold medal);
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
National Academy of Design (New York City). Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters & Sculptors; American Art Annual 1929-33.Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here