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William Oliver Stone

Born: Sep 26, 1830

Death: Sep 15, 1875

Nationality: United States

William Oliver Stone

Date of Birth : Sep 26, 1830
Date of Death : Sep 15, 1875

William Oliver Stone was an American portrait painter. Stone was born in Derby, Connecticut, to a prominent family. He studied under Nathaniel Jocelyn in New Haven from 1848, until Jocelyn's studio suffered a catastrophic fire in 1849. Stone moved to New York in 1851, where he opened his own studio, and became a successful portrait painter. He became an associate member of the National Academy of Design in 1856, and full member in 1859, exhibiting in each of the Academy's annual exhibitions from 1861 through his early death, in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1875. Two of his better-known portraits are of Cyrus West Field and of William Wilson Corcoran.

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