biografía de William WOODWARD (1859-1939)

Lugar de nacimiento: Seekonk, MA

Lugar de defunción: New Orleans, LA

Direcciones: New Orleans, active 1885-1923; Biloxi, MS, 1924-39

Profesión: Painter, teacher, sketch artist, craftsperson, etcher, architect

Estudios: RISD; Mass. Normal Art Sch., Boston; Académie Julian, Paris with Boulanger and Lefebvre, 1875-76.

Exposiciones: RI Indus. Expo, 1881 (medal); Am. Expo, 1885-86; Columbian Expo, Chicago, 1893; Artist's Assoc. of N.O., 1887, 1889-92, 1896-97, 1899, 1901-02; Tulane Decorative Art Lg. Women, 1888; NOAL, 1889; Tulane Univ., 1890, 1892-93; Art League Pottery Club, 1892; Tennessee Cent. Expo, 1897; Newcomb College, 1899; E. Curtis' Exchange, 1902; Gulf Coast AA, 1927 (gold), 1929 (gold); Mississippi Fed. Women's Club, 1931 (prize); NOAA, 1904-05, 1907, 1909 (medal), 1910-11, 1913-18, 1932 (prize), 1936 (prize); Nat. Assoc. Newspaper Artists, 1905; Pan-Pacific Expo, 1915; S. Indp. A., 1918-20, 1927; SSAL, 1936 (prize)

Asociaciones: Providence Art Club; Tulane Decorative Art Lg. Women (founder, pres.); NOAL; New Orleans Art Pottery; Louisiana Chapter AIA; NOAA; AIA, 1897; SSAL; Gulf Coast AA; Miss. AA; AFA; Laguna Beach AA

Obra: NOAA; Delgado AM; United Fruit Co.; Tulane Univ.; High Mus., Atlanta; Rogers Art Gal., Laurel, MS; Historic New Orleans Collection

Comentarios: William and his brother Ellsworth Woodward (see entry) were the two of the most influential figures in the New Orleans art world in the 19th century. William became interested in art after visiting the Centenn. Expo. in Philadelphia, 1876. Following his training he moved to New Orleans in 1884 and taught at Tulane Univ. and Newcomb College until his retirement in 1922. He brought his brother Ellsworth to Tulane and was instrumental in the organzation of Newcomb College. Also an architect, he designed buildings on the university's campus, and was the founder of the Tulane School of Architecture, 1907. He made numerous drawings of French Quarter buildings in order to record their appearance and associated himself with the Vieux CarrÈ commission for the preservation of the historical district. In an accident while painting a mural, he damaged his spine in 1921, and was confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. He moved to Biloxi and continued to paint and invented fiberloid, a simplified etching process. He created prints based on his earlier paintings. Husband of Louise Ameila G. Woodward (see entry). Anthony R. White gives place of death as Biloxi, MS.

Fuentes: WW38; Encyclopaedia of New Orleans Artists, 422-424; Complementary Visions, 34, 43.

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