William S. Horton Oil Painting "A Garden in Venice"
William Samuel Horton (New York/France, 1865 – 1936)
A Garden in Venice, circa 1925
Oil painting on board
Inscribed to verso
Artist’s estate stamp to the verso
William Samuel Horton was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and raised in North Dakota, but spent most of his career in Paris, where he became a close friend and colleague of the Impressionists, including Claude Monet, Edgar Degas and other notable artists. He first studied at the Art Institute of Chicago as a teenager, and then at The Art Student’s League and the National Academy of Design in New York, and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, before marrying and settling permanently in Paris in 1892. He then studied at the Academie Julian, and was a regular exhibitor at the Paris salons, as well as at prestigious galleries in the Eastern U.S.
Horton’s work is resides at the Musee Carnavalet, Paris; The National Museum of Stockholm; the National Museum, Washington, D.C.; Terra Museum, Illinois; Bradford Museum, England; Luxembourg Museum and more.
- scattered craquelure; surface cracks to board; scratches and surface wear to frame.
- measures frame; visible image measures 17.5" W x 14.5" H.