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HALSALL, William Formby (1841 - 1919), Painter, fresco artist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
HALSALL, William Formby (1841 - 1919), Painter, fresco artist

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in Boston.

Born 21 March 1841, in Kirdale (England); died 1919.

Painter, fresco artist. Seascapes.

William Halsall was a sailor before becoming a fresco painter under W.E. Norton. During the Civil War he served two years in the Federal navy. On returning to civilian life he soon made his name as a seascape painter.

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