Lot 31: William Horton (1865 - 1936) Tantallon Castle
November 12, 2016
Sarasota, FL, USALive Auction
Description: William Horton (New York, Michigan / France, 1865 - 1936) Oil on board painting of Tantallon Castle, 1904. From the collection of the son of the artist. With estate stamp verso. Signed lower right. Image size: 8.5 x 12.5 inches. Horton began his studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where John H. Vanderpoel and George Bellows were instructors, and continued at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design in New York. Horton made his exhibition debut in 1888 at the National Academy, and within two years was also exhibiting in Boston and Philadelphia. Horton crossed between traditional and avant-garde circles, exhibiting at the Paris Salon at the Champ du Mars, as well and the more Modernist-oriented Salon d'Automne. In addition, he gained representation and mounted numerous solo shows at Galerie George Petit, one of the leading Impressionist dealers of Paris.