William Lamb Picknell
|William Lamb Picknell|
Jour gris [Grey day], painting by Picknell, 1895
|Born||23 October, 1853
|Died||8 August, 1897
William Lamb Picknell (23 October, 1853 – 8 August, 1897) was a United States painter of landscapes, coastal views, and figure genres, known for his rapid painting style. He was born in Hinesburg, Vermont and died in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
Life and career
Born in Hinesburg, Vermont, William was the son of Ellen Maria Upham and the Reverend William Lamb Picknell, a Baptist minister, both of New England families. In July, 1868, the summer following his father's death, the Picknell family moved to Chelsea, Massachusetts. 
He began his career by working in a Boston frame shop. In 1872, he travelled to Europe where he trained with Jean-Léon Gérôme in Rome (1874–75) and also received some informal training from Robert Wylie in Brittany.
Throughout the 1880s, he primarily lived Waltham, Massachusetts, but frequently travelled abroad; spending two winters in England and also visiting other parts of the US, including Florida and California. He was living at Moret-sur-Loing, on the edge of the Forest of Fontainebleau, for most of the 1890s, but often spent the winters in the south of France. He returned to Massachussetts in 1897, where he died.
- The Road to Concarneau 1880, Corcoran Gallery
- Lobster Fisherman 1882
- Lande de Kerran, Finistere 1877
- Morning on the Loing at Moret ca. 1895, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
- Banks of the Loing ca. 1895
- Honorable Mention, Paris Salon, 1880 (The Road to Concarneau)
- Member, Society of American Artists
- Associate, National Academy of Design
- Member, Society of British Artists
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Picknell, William Lamb". Encyclopædia Britannica. 21 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 584.
- Rabb, Lauren (1991). William Lamb Picknell, 1853–1897. New York: Hollis Taggart Galleries.
- William Lamb Picknell from the Dictionary of American Artists
- William Lamb Picknell on the Amico Library
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