William Sartain

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Charles Georges Dufresne
William Sartain in his studio, circa 1900.jpg
William Sartain in his studio, circa 1900
BornNovember 21, 1843
EducationPennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Known forPainter

William Sartain (November 21, 1843 – 1924) was an American artist.


John Sartain & children, Henry, William & Emily (1868)

Sartain was born in Philadelphia, and his father was John Sartain. His sister, Emily Sartain, was also an artist became the director of the Philadelphia School of Design for Women. He attended Central High School (Philadelphia) and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with artists Thomas Eakins and Charles Lewis Fussell.[1] Eakins and Sartain traveled together in 1868. He stayed in Paris until 1875, when he returned to Philadelphia, and moved to New York City.

His work is in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, U.S. Capitol,[2] and National Museum of American Art.



  1. ^ The Sartain family: PAFA’s most famous artistic dynasty. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  2. ^ History of the Congress and Capital: The Union Divides, 1861 – 1861. www.visitthecapitol.gov Retrieved October 16, 2014.

Further reading[edit]

  • Sartain, William (1905). Exhibition of pictures. New York: MacBeth Gallery. External link in |title= (help)

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