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William Wind McKim

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William Wind McKim (1916 - 1995) was active/lived in Missouri, Kansas.  William McKim is known for Prints, painting, illustrations, cartoons.

The following biography was submitted in June of 2006:

Well known for his highly representational egg tempera paintings of birds and animals, and his artisanship in printmaking and lithography, William Wind McKim was born on May 13, 1916 in Independence, Missouri.

At a young age, McKim began his sketches of the vast western landscape and wildlife in the course of relocation with his minister father from Utah to Missouri.

After graduating High School in 1934, he attended the Kansas City Art Institute, but soon dropped out due to the financial hardship of the Great Depression.  After re-enrolling as a part-time student, McKim received a Howard Vanderslice Scholarship with the assistance of his two professors John De Martelly and Thomas Hart Benton who encouraged his full time attendance, noticing his budding talent.

Following the1939 New York World's Fair Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, in which he entered his first lithograph depicting a game   ...  [Displaying 1000 of 2879 characters.]  Artist bio

Artist auction records

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Similar artists

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Keywords and Quick Facts for William Wind McKim

  • Easel Painting
  • Illustration, Illustrator
  • Animals, Mammals
  • Genre, Human Activity, Daily Life
Art Teacher
  • Thomas Hart Benton
Art School
  • Kansas City Art Institute, Student
  • Early 20th Century Before 1950
Added Description
  • Art Educator: Teaching, Lectures, Workshops, Writing
  • Genre Specialty
  • Printmaking Specialty

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