William Wendt Gallery is devoted to the art and history of William Wendt (1865-1946) an early California Impressionist painter. We are buyers and sellers of fine William Wendt paintings! On this site you will find a William Wendt biography, historical information & helpful links that we hope you enjoy and find useful. If you are interested in purchasing William Wendt paintings, you may wish to add your name to our mailing list to be notified of new availabilities!
William Wendt was born on February 20, 1865 in Bentzen, Germany and died in Laguna Beach, California on December 29, 1946. In 1880, at the age of fifteen, Wendt immigrated to the United States and worked in Chicago as a staff artist where he painted formula pictures. In his free time the young Wendt displayed a love for easel painting and began to develop a personal style of painting.
In 1894 and 1896, Wendt traveled and painted with his friend George Gardner Symons visting England and California, and later traveled to the East Coast, Germany and France. He married the sculptress Julia Bracken in 1906, and he and his bride then made the decision to move to California. [Continued on Next Page]
William Wendt 1865-1946 ~ A California Impressionist ~
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