Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1632-1675 Related Paintings of VERMEER VAN DELFT, Jan :. | A Woman Asleep at Table (detail) aer | The Procuress | The Little Street (detail) etr | The Love Letter (detail) gh | Woman with a Lute near a Window (detail) wt |
Related Artists:Lauret Aine
1934-1926William Robinson Leigh
(September 23, 1866 - March 11, 1955) is a noted American artist, who specialized in Western scenes.
He was born at Maidstone Manor Farm, Berkeley County, West Virginia. He entered the Maryland Institute at age 14, then attended the Royal Academy in Munich. He returned to the United States and worked painting cycloramas and as a magazine illustrator. He married and fathered William Colston Leigh, Sr. (1901-1992).
In 1906, Leigh traveled to the American West and maintained a studio in New York City. In 1933, he wrote and illustrated The Western Pony. He also traveled to Africa and published a book Frontiers of Enchantment (1938). Hs adventures were chronicled in a number of popular magazines including Life, the Saturday Evening Post, and Colliers.He is known for painting the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Forest, but his primary interest were the Hopi and Navajo Indians