William Henry Chandler (painter)

William Henry Chandler (1854 – February 26, 1928) was an American pastel artist. His works combine landscapes, winter landscapes, marine and seascapes, still liveliness fruit and fowl.

Chandler was born in New York City. He was raised by very religious parents of the Christian faith. This would influence him his entire life, as he was not lonesome known for his art, but after that as a good humanitarian.

Chandler's first job was in Chicago as a carver of cameos. While in Chicago, he married and he and his wife had three daughters. His wife and youngest daughter died at the forefront in his marriage. Upon their deaths, Chandler moved to New Jersey, so that his sister could support care for his two enduring daughters. After heartwarming to New Jersey in 1887, Chandler and his brother started the William Henry Chandler Company in New York City. It was at this company that Chandler would build his artworks that he is known for today. His brother was put in engagement of the framing, packing and selling of the works. His art was sold through stores nationwide, including Marshall Fields and The May Company. He worked in pastels, that he imported from France. At his company, he employed 20 additional artists, who moreover worked upon pastel paintings. His function was exhibited at the International Exposition in Paris in 1900–1901. He was greatly influenced by the Hudson River School of Art. In turn, it is said that his work influenced supplementary artists, such as Maxfield Parrish.

Chandler was a popular player in his own time. His style was frequently copied by further artists of the era. His original works were mass-produced as prints and lithographs by such publishing houses as Taber-Prang, Hallen and Weiner (NY), Joseph Hoover (Philadelphia), and Mueller and Lucksinger Co. (NY).

Chandler died upon February 26, 1928, and was buried at the Rosedale Cemetery in Orange, New Jersey.

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