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William Carroll Sanders (1817-1902)

William Carroll Sanders (1817-1902)
William Carroll ; W. Caroll ; W. Carroll ; William Sanders ; W. C. Sanders ; W.C. Sanders
[Born September 17, 1817 in Tuscumbia, AL – died September 9, 1902 in Columbus, AL]


FAD record control number: 29830

Record level: Person

Record type: Artist


William Carroll Sanders (1817-1902) biography:

Birth: September 17, 1817 in Tuscumbia, AL
Death: September 9, 1902 in Columbus, AL
Sex: Male
Ethnicity: White

Known for: landscapes ; portraiture
Medium: Oil
Technique: painting
Subjects: Italian landscapes (Romantic) ; American Portraits

Areas: The South
Region: East South Central
Lived: Tuscumbia, AL (1817-before 1830) ; Rome, Italy (ca.1840-1842) ; Mobile, AL (1842-1847) ; Columbus, AL (1852-1902)
Relatives: John Randolph Saunders (1820-1867), portrait artist (studied in Italy with his brother)

Training: Informally under Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791-1872) either in his New York studio of ca.1830 or in Italy ca. 1840s ;
Instructors: Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791-1872)


Exhibited with: National Academy of Design, 1838

Milestones: Received an appointment to West Point military academy but studies to become an artist ; sells paintings to help finance trip to Rome, Italy, 1849 ; paintings sold to support the confederate army during Civil War, exhibited 1861 in Mobile, AL ;



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Record birth date:
May 24, 2018


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