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Nineteenth Century Houses

William L. Hawkins

Contemporary Art

William Hawkings was born in eastern Kentucky at the end of the nineteenth century. When he was two years old, his mother died, and Hawkings was sent to live on his grandparents' farm. Although he moved to Columbus, Ohio, as a young man, much of his work depicts idyllic agrarian life, the memories of his childhood. Self-taught as an artist, Hawkins could not afford to purchase commercial frames for his paintings, and he typically painted a decorative border around his pictures.

MEDIUM Enamel on masonite
DATES late 20th century
DIMENSIONS 45 x 60in. (114.3 x 152.4cm) storage: 48 x 60 in. (121.9 x 152.4 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Inscribed: "William L. Hawkins, Born. KY. July 27, 1895"
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
CREDIT LINE Gift of Armand J. Castellani
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION William L. Hawkins (American, 1895-1990). Nineteenth Century Houses, late 20th century. Enamel on masonite, 45 x 60in. (114.3 x 152.4cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Armand J. Castellani, 1991.273. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1991.273_SL1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1991.273_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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