William Franklin Draper
(1912 - 2003)
William Franklin Draper was active/lived in Massachusetts. William Draper is known for portrait, marine, townscape and genre painting.
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Biography William Franklin Draper
William Franklin Draper, born in Hopedale, Massachusetts, became one of
America's more noted combat and portraits artists, who depicted many of
the country's wealthiest and most prominent individuals. His portrait
of John F. Kennedy hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington
DC., and in 1999, he received the Gold Medal from the National Portrait
Society, its highest honor.
His father was Clare H. Draper and
his mother Mathilda Engamn Draper. He first studied to be a
concert pianist for several years. In the end he chose painting as a
His art training began at Pomfret School in
Connecticut and Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
From there he went on to The National
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