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Name: William Edward Norton
Dates: (1843 - 1916)
Nationality: American
Biography: William Edward Norton was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1843. He was a son of a shipbuilder and developed an early fondness for the sea. He studied at the Lowell Institute in Boston with Georges Inness, and in Paris with Jacquesson de la Chevreuse and Antoine Vollon. He opened a studio in London, specializing in marine paintings. After 25 years in Europe he returned to the United States in 1902. Norton was a member of the Boston Art Club, the Connecticut Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Blackheath Art Club in London. In 1904 he became a member of the Salmagundi Club in New York City. He exhibited at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, at the Paris Salon in 1895 where he won honorable mention, the Paris World Expostion in 1900, the Royal Academy, London, the Boston Atheneum, and at the National Academy of Design, New York City. His painting Fog on the Grand Banks was shown at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition in 1876. He won prizes at the Connecticut Academy of the Fine Arts in 1905 and 1914, and the Osborne prize for marine painting in 1905 and 1906. Norton died in New York City in 1916.

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