Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 29 (Sale info: $800.00).
"b. Paisley, Scotland, 1822. Brought to America in 1831, to Albany, N.Y., where he became a painter in a coach-maker's establishment. more artistic talent than was required for that occupation asserting itself, however, he became a portrait painter. Opened a studio in Albany, N.Y., in 1848, but settled in New York, 1853. Elected member of the National Academy, 1858. One of the founders and for several years the president of the brooklyn Academy of Design at its foundation in 1865. member of the American Art Union. " his pencil is alike chaste and living, true and tender, and many of his smaller landscapes are gems of quiet yet salient beauty. - Tuckerman, Book of the Artists. " William Hart's style is rich and glowing, and for subjects he prefers the brilliancy of a sunset sky, or the delineation of the gorgeous tints of autumn foliage, or nature in her brightest, rather than in her dark and gloomy phases. His paintings illustrative of sunset effects on the coast, for exquisite treatment of detail, unity of sentimen and fidelity, give a good idea of his poetic fancy. - Art Journal, August, 1875." [P. 9-10.]
Illustrated Catalogue of Works of Art in the Art Building of the Southern Exposition at Louisville, Ky. August 16 - October 25, 1884. Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz, Director of the Art Department. Editor of National Academy Notes and the Art Union Magazine. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company.
Artist address: New York, New York.
Artist professional affiliation: National Academician; American Water Color Society (New York); A.A.U.; BROOKLYN ACADEMY.