Walter Franklin Lansil (1846-1925)

 

Walter Franklin Lansil (1846-1925)
American marine painter ;
W. Lansil ; Walter Lansil ; Walt Lansil ; W. Franklin Lansil ; Walter F. Lansil ;
[Born March 30, 1846 in Bangor, ME – died January 22, 1925 in Milton / Boston, MA]

 

FAD record control number: 41910

Record level: Person

Record type: Artist

 

Walter Franklin Lansil (1846-1925) biography:

Birth: March 30, 1846 in Bangor, ME ;
Death: January 22, 1925 in Boston / Milton, MA of double pneumonia ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Zodiac:
 Aries ;

Known for: Marine painting ; Venetian marine painting ;
Medium: Oil ;
Technique: Painting ;
Subjects: Ships ; oceans ; storms ; the sea ;

Areas: Bangor, ME (1846-1870) ; Boston, MA (1870-1880), first with his sister, Frances in East Boston and then bought a house with his brother on Trenton, Boston, MA (1870-1880) ; Charleston Harbor, Boston, MA (ca.1878) ; Dorchester, MA (1882) ; New Brunswick, MA (October, 1883) ; Paris, France (1884) ; Turin, Italy (ca.1884) ; Venice, Italy (1885, 1914) ;
Region: North East ; Europe ;
Lived: 101 Hammond, Bangor, ME (1843-1848) ; 119 Webster, Boston, MA (1870) ; Trenton & Putnam, Boston, MA, owned home with his brother Asa (1870-1880) ; Dorchester, MA (1882) ; Paris, France (1884) ; Venice, Italy (1885, 1914) ; 101 Maxwell Street, Boston, MA (1886), purchased home ;
Father: Asa Paine Lansil (1812-1890), successful cooper (wooden barrel/casket maker) ;
Mother: Betsey Turner (Grout) Lansil (1813-1881) ;
Relatives: Frances Ellen ‘Nellie’ (Lansil) Bragg (1841-1886), sister, married ME lumber tycoon ; Enoch Lansil (1835-1836), brother ; Edwin C Lansil (1839-1904), brother ; Asa Brainard Lansil (1849-1904), brother, also a volunteer firefighter ; Wilbur Henry (or Harry?) Lansil (1855-1897), brother, also an artist of cow/cattle after 1882 till his death ;
Spouse: unmarried ;
Children: -none- ;

Training: Private studio of Jacob P Hardy (1818-1883), Bangor, ME (ca.1860s-70) ; Academie Julian, Paris, France (1880) ;
Instructors: Jacob P Hardy (1818-1883) ;
Work: Cistern maker for his dad’s business (1870) ; Volunteer firefighter (1870) ; Studio in the Studio Building, Boston, MA (ca.1870-ca.1880) ; Sketching the Eastern Boston, MA shore (August, 1874) ;

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Students:

Member: Freemasonry, Lodge of Eleusis, Boston, MA (ca.1886 or 1892?) ; Sons of the American Revolution, Boston, MA (ca.1897) ;
Exhibited with: Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, Boston, MA (1881) ; ‘Williams & Everett’s Gallery, Boston, MA, approximately 11 paintings (May, 1883) ;
Awards:

Milestones: Auctions off 122 of his early works (May, 1884) to fund study in Paris, France (August, 1884) ;

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Document information

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Digital-born document number:
FAD.2018.41910

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Image license:
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Record birth date:
October 18, 2018

Last updated: March 18, 2019 at 21:57 pm

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