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William Lester Stevens  American  1888 -1969
Born: Rockport Massachusetts  
Died: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States 
Studied: School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 
Instructors: Parker S. Perkins 
Edmund Charles Tarbell 
Examples of Work: J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville 
National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C. 
Ashville Museum of Art, North Carolina 
Hickory Museum of Art, North Carolina 
Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama 
Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, New York 
Springfield Museum of Art, Massachusetts 
Specialty: Painter
Style/School: Boston School
Subjects Known For: Landscapes
Memberships: Rockport Art Association 
National Academy of Design ANA 1930; NA 1943
American Watercolor Society 
Baltimore Watercolor Club 
Boston Art Club 
Boston Paint and Clay Club 
Teaching Positions: Boston University 
Princeton University 
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Born in Rockport, Massachusetts, Stevens received his initial art training from Parker Perkins, a local marine painter who charged him fifty cents an hour. He later spent four years at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts School, where he studied under Edmund Tarbell, among others. Al... (More)

William L. Stevens began his artistic education by studying with Parker Perkins in Rockport. He moved on to the Boston Museum of Fine Art School when he left Rockport in 1934, and then went to Europe just after WWI. Although h... (More)

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