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William Robinson Leigh  American  1866 -1955  fl (1866-1955)
Born: Falling Waters, West Virginia, United States 
Active: New York, New York, United States 
Studied: Maryland Institute College of Art 
Royal Academy, Munich 
Instructors: Nicholas Gysis 
Wilhelm von Lindenschmit 
Ludwig Loefftz 
Examples of Work: Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia 
American Museum of Natural History, New York City 
Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, Tulsa 
Specialty: Painter
Style/School: Western
Subjects Known For: American West
American Indians
Memberships: National Academy of Design p. ANA 1953; NA 1955
Allied Art Association 
American Watercolor Society 
Salmagundi Club, New York 
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William Leigh studied at the Maryland Institute from 1880-83 before entering the Royal Academy of Munich. Leigh spent 12 years at the Academy despite levels of poverty. In 1896 he began his career in art as an illustrator ... (More)

William Robinson Leigh was one of the most prolific and accomplished painters of the American West. He is especially well known for his dramatic paintings of Western plains, mountains, canyons, cavalry, cowboys and Ind... (More)

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