William Trost Richards

About the Artist

William Trost Richards (1833-1905) was one of the foremost proponents of the American Pre-Raphaelite movement. Meticulously faithful factual rendering was deemed essential, and throughout his life, Richards
practiced this tenet. His views of the White Mountains are almost photographically identifiable,
yet he imbues them with a delicacy and atmospheric quality that makes them extraordinarily beautiful.
Richards was known to have used photography as an aid in obtaining his extraordinary realism. Though
he was proficient with oils, many of his most appealing works are executed in watercolor.


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