Birth: 1-5-1870 Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Death: 1-1-1950, Nashville In.
Married: Effie Teegarden
Associations: Associate member of the New York Watercolor Society and the American Watercolor Society, member Art Institute of Chicago Alumni, Chicago Society of Artist, Hoosier Salon, Indiana Artist Club, Chicago Galleries Association, charter member of the Brown County Art Gallery Association
At seventeen took a job tinting photographs and moved on to painting landscape on safe's for the American Safe Company
Studied at the Art Institute of Chicago
Made trips to Brown County to paint staying in the Pitman Inn with fellow artists
Gave up a successful commercial art career in Chicago and moved permanently to Nashville in 1926 at 56
Bought a home in downtown Nashville building a studio next door
Even though living in Brown County Edward insisted on certain standards like dressing for dinner and using linen napkins
He dressed more like a lawyer than an artist
During the winter, William would go to Door County Wisconsin, painting snow scenes all winter long
With Alton Coffey, completed large paintings in mid 1930 under the WPA, paintings hang in the Brown County courthouse annex
He loved to fish and pan for gold and enjoy the Brown County countryside
Williams never drove a car before moving to Brown Count and really never caught on
1. M. Joanne Nesbit and Barbara Judd - Those Brown County Artists - "The Ones Who Came, the Ones Who Stayed, The Ones Who Moved On 1900 - 1950" - Nanna's Books 1993
2. Lyn Letsinger-Miller - The Artists of Brown County - Indiana University Press Bloomington and Indianapolis 1994
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