William Forsyth (artist)

William J. Forsyth (1854–March 29, 1935) was an American Impressionist painter who was portion of the "Hoosier Group" of Indiana artists.

Forsyth was the first student of the Indiana School of Art in Indianapolis and entered the Munich Academy along with T. C. Steele and J. Ottis Adams in 1882. He superior returned to Indiana in 1888 and was instrumental in founding the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, serving as an hypothetical there until 1933. He died March 29, 1935 and was similar to buried in Section 39, Lot 298 Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana. Driving east from the SW corner of Section 39,a pink granite monument has been erected to tribute the memory of Forsyth (several rows back), together in imitation of a bronze bas-relief portrait of the artist (attached thereto).

Forsyth is one of the five members of Indiana's most important society of artists, the Hoosier Group. His pretense is in many important private collections and several museums including the Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art, Indiana State Museum, and Indianapolis Museum of Art.

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