1865 - 1936
Born 16 November 1865, in Grand Rapids; died 1936.
Painter, pastellist, draughtsman, illustrator. History painting, genre scenes, landscapes, mountainscapes, waterscapes, still-lifes.
William Samuel Horton trained at the Art Students League (ASL) and National Academy, New York; under J.P. Laurens in Paris and under Benjamin-Constant at the Académie Julian. He occupied Winterhalter’s former studio in Paris. He travelled to Europe and took refuge in England in 1914, returning to the USA in 1919. He was awarded medals at several exhibitions in the French provinces. He was a member of the Société du Salon d’Automne.
At the age of 14 Horton drew Indian reservations for the North West Magazines
Museum and Gallery Holdings
Paris (Mus. Carnavalet)
Washington DC: Pershing’s March across Paris