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  William Eyden, Sr.

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  Beeches by William Eyden, Sr.Born in Hanover, Germany, William Arnold Eyden came to the United States in 1866 with his mother, who died on the voyage. He traveled to Massillon, Ohio to live with an uncle. After his marriage he moved to Richmond, Indiana where he a studio at 2100 East Main. His mother was an artist and the source of his only instruction in art.

Early in his career, he painted genre scenes but later turned to painting landscapes almost entirely. He like many of the founders of the Richmond Group artists favored the beech trees. He lived in Buffalo, New York for a short time but returned to Richmond in 1904, where twelve of his landscape paintings were on view in the window of Ellwood Morris & Co. His pupils included Randolph Coats and his two sons, William and Walter.

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Marine by William Eyden, Sr.
Richmond Art Museum Collection

Beeches by William Eyden, Sr.
Richmond Art Museum Collection
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Born: 1859
Died: 1919

Preferred Media: Painter

Additional Information & Images:



  • Evening Item, February 20, 1904 p. 8

  • Item, March 22, 1919, p. 1 obituary

  • Kathleen Postle Archive, Richmond Art Museum; Oral History from William A. Eyden, Jr. with Mrs. Ruth Mills in 1978

  • Burnet, Mary Q. Art and Artists of Indiana. New York; The Century Co., 1921.

  • Newton, Judith Vale and Carol Weiss, A Grand Tradition: The Art and Artists of the Hoosier Salon, 1925-1990. Indianapolis, Indiana: Hoosier Salon Patrons Association, Inc., 1993.

  • Peat, Wilbur. Pioneer Painters of Indiana. Crawfordsville, Indiana: The Lakeside Press, 1954.

  • ___The Richmond School; Presented by Jay County Arts Council and the Art Association of Richmond, September, 1985.



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