Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

William Trost Richards (1833-1905)
William Trost Richards was a marine and landscape painter. He studied in Philadelphia with Paul Weber in 1848. From 1853 to 1856 he studied in Florence, Rome and Paris. He was a member of the American Watercolor Socity; the National Academy of Design, 1871. He exhibited at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876 (medal); the Paris Exposition in 1889 (medal); the National Academy of Design, from 1861 to 1899. From 1856 to 1867, he was best known for his landscapes and still life paintings made near his Germantown, Pennsylvania, home. His summers at Newport beginning in 1874 turned his focus to marine painting for which he is best known today. During that time he made frequent trips to Great Britain.
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