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Oil, 1915, New Jersey

On a Magdalen Island Beach
Havre Aubert, Canada, 1938

Bright Morning
Port Maitland, Canada, 1938

The Tides Institute and Museum  had a major exhibition of William Starkweather paintings, Summer 2008.
The Brooklyn Museum  had an exhibition that travelled to museums composed of 70 watercolors from their permanent collection of paintings and one is a William Starkweather painting, "Gulls at Shipwreck Bay". The tour ended in 2008 at the Brooklyn Museum.
Spanierman Gallery in New York City and several other Art galleries in New York and around the country have original oil and watercolor paintings in their collection by William Starkweather.

Additional research and information about William E.B. Starkweather and his work is available upon request.

Road to the Sea
Entry Island, Canada,Watercolor, 1932

William Starkweather, 1876-1969, an American Impressionist painter who emigrated from Belfast, Ireland to New Haven, Connecticut in 1884. He attended Hillhouse High School in Connecticut.  After high school, he went to Europe and was a student in the Academie Colarossi in Paris. After Paris, he went to Spain to study with Joaquin Sorolla in Madrid and became a close friend and travelling companion. Upon returning to America he took classes at the Art Students League in New York with John Henry Twachtman. William Starkweather learned to paint everyday places in oils and watercolors.
Besides his many distinguished art awards, he was also one of the artists in the Society of Independent artists with John Sloan, Ernest Lawson and George Bellows. Starkweather was also a member of the American Watercolor Society, New York Watercolor Club, the Allied Artists of America and the Salmagundi Club. Edward Hopper, William Glackens and William Starkweather were known to paint in the same locations, like Washington Square Park, in New York City
William Starkweather taught at Cooper Union, Hunter College, Pratt Institute, the Traphagen School of design and tutored art at The College of the City of New York in 1918 and 1919.  Luigi Lucioni, Paul Cadmus, Wilfred Conrow and the famous comic book artist, Carl Pfeufer were some of Starkweather's many famous students.

Starkweather's paintings are in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Hickory Museum, San Diego Museum, Tides Institute, Yale University, the James Madison University Art Collection, the Grand Manan Museum, Roosevelt House, Beaverbrook Gallery of Canada and the New York Hispanic Society.
Starkweather published books about John Singer Sargent and Francisco Goya.
He was a well published book illustrator who created
under the name WEB Starkweather and also wrote many articles for journals, especially The Mentor from 1919 to 1926.
At the end of his life he returned to New Haven, Connecticut and lived in the Golden Manor convalesent home until his death and was buried in a local cemetery in Winchester Center on May 14, 1969. 

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