William T. Robinson (1852-1934)

William T. Robinson (1835-1895) Self-Portrait

William T. Robinson (1852-1934) Self-Portrait

William T. Robinson was born on September 17, 1852 in Somerville, MA.

Robinson studied art in Boston with George N. Cass. He studied extensively in Paris as well: at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, the Gobelin Tapestry Schools, and the Academy Julian under Bouguereau and Diogene Maillart. He also studied at the Ecole de Medecine in Paris, presumably anatomy.

He subsequently lived and worked in Malden, MA where he maintained a studio in the Auditorium Building.

He was a versatile painter who composed portraits, landscapes, marine, still life, and genre scenes. He painted scenes in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He had a career that lasted over 50 years, from the mid-1870’s to the mid-1920’s.

His works are located in the Malden Public Library and the Henry Gallery in Seattle.

Robinson died in Malden, MA in 1934.


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