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William Michael Harnett  American  1848 -1892
Born: Clonakilty, Cork, Ireland 
Studied: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 
National Academy of Design 
Cooper Union 
Exhibited: Paris Salon 1885
Examples of Work: Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts 
Butler Institute of American Art 
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 
Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas 
Gallery of Fine Arts, Columbus, Ohio 
Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, England 
Specialty: Painter
Style/School: Trompe l'Oeil
Subjects Known For: Still lifes
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William Michael Harnett, born in 1848, studied art extensively and became one of America's leading trompe l'oeil painters of the 19th century. Harnett began his studies at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, and then took night ... (More)

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