American, 1833–1905

William Trost Richards learned his craft in the studio of the German painter Paul Weber, and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He travelled to Europe in 1853 and worked in Paris, Florence and Rome. In 1856 he settled in Germantown (outside Philadelphia) and painted landscapes, which he tried to make as faithful to nature as possible. Richards was one of the first American painters to adopt the Pre-Raphaelite style. His precisely executed landscapes link him to the Hudson River School and the Luminists. He built his reputation on his watercolors of coastal landscapes (Benezit, Dictionary of Artists, Gründ, 2006).

Museum Collections:
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA
Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, IN
Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford, CA
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC
Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA
Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
Huntington Library, San Marino, CA
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, MS
Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages, Stony Brook, NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Maier Museum of Art, Lynchburg, VA
Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of the National Academy of Design, New York, NY
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
New York Historical Society, New York, NY
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Spartanburg County Museum of Art, Spartanburg, SC
Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD
Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg PA

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William Trost Richards Paintings Previously Sold

WILLIAM TROST RICHARDS  Alpine Landscape   Oil on canvas 26½ x 36½ inches (67.3 x 92.6 cm.)  SOLD

Alpine Landscape

Oil on canvas
26½ x 36½ inches (67.3 x 92.6 cm.)