William Wendt

William Wendt


Nationality: American

Birth Place: Germany (Europe)

William Wendt is one of California's best known landscape painters and aptly named the "Dean of California Artists." Active in California after 1906, Wendt was a founding member of the California Art Club, which promoted the plein-air style of painting that lent itself so well to the rugged landscape of the west coast. Having embraced Impressionism in the 1890s, Wendt's style progressed from an early feathery brushstroke to what some critics have termed a bold "masculine" interpretation of Impressionism. His mature work is characterized by strong brushwork and boldness of line, qualities evident in his canvas California Mountains. Wendt was recognized in 1912 for his immense talent and elected an Associate of the National Academy of Design in New York.


William Wendt Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
WILLIAM WENDT (American, 1865-1946) Mid-Summer Oil on canvas 25 x 30 inches (63.5 x 76.2 cm) Signed lower left: Wi
WILLIAM WENDT (American, 1865-1946)Mid-SummerOil on canvas25 x 30 inches (63.5 x 76.2 cm)Signed lower left: Wi...
Lot 70051
Auction 5148
Thursday, November 14, 2013
William Wendt (American, 1865-1946) Meadow with Distant Hills, 1907 Oil on canvas 20 x 36 inches (50.8 x 91.4 cm) Si
William Wendt (American, 1865-1946)Meadow with Distant Hills, 1907Oil on canvas20 x 36 inches (50.8 x 91.4 cm)Si...
Lot 68031
Auction 5275
Saturday, November 12, 2016
WILLIAM WENDT (American, 1865-1946) Haystacks Oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm) Signed lower right: WM
WILLIAM WENDT (American, 1865-1946)HaystacksOil on canvas16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)Signed lower right: WM...
Lot 70068
Auction 5148
Thursday, November 14, 2013

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