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William Lees Judson Golden Dream oil painting


Golden Dream
Painting ID::  4225
William Lees Judson
Golden Dream


   
   
     

William Lees Judson Laguna Hills oil painting


Laguna Hills
Painting ID::  26537
William Lees Judson
Laguna Hills
mk51 1915 Oil on canvas 18x30inches

   
   
     

William Lees Judson Arroyo Seco with Bridge oil painting


Arroyo Seco with Bridge
Painting ID::  36030
William Lees Judson
Arroyo Seco with Bridge
kr01 Oil on board 18x30inches

   
   
     

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     William Lees Judson
     1842-1928 William Lees Judson was born in 1842 in Manchester, England, and moved to the United States with his parents when he was ten years old. After serving four years with the Illinois volunteers during the American Civil War, Judson studied art in New York and Paris. He settled in London, Ontario, where he became a successful portrait painter and art teacher. He moved to Chicago in 1890 but, suffering from failing health, he moved to Los Angeles in 1893. He settled on the banks of the Arroyo Seco in the Garvanza section of Los Angeles. A 1937 radio program noted that it was ??love at first sight?? when Judson saw the Arroyo Seco, and the area became his home for the rest of his life. Soon after his arrival, Judson was at the forefront of the Arroyo Guild of Craftsmen, an influential group of artists, sculptors and architects who fueled Southern California??s Arts and Crafts Movement. The beauty of the area stirred Judson to switch from portrait painting to landscapes, and his work attracted such favorable attention that in 1896 he was offered a professorship in drawing and painting at the University of Southern California. In the late 1890s, he founded the Los Angeles College of Fine Arts at his home in Garvanza (the present location of Judson Studios). In 1901, Judson's art college became USC??s College of Fine Arts, with Judson serving as dean from 1901 until his retirement in 1922. He died at his home in the studio building in October 1928.

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