biography of William G. GRAHAM (1832/41-1910/11)

Birth place: New York

Death place: Buffalo, NY

Addresses: San Francisco in 1856-60, 1873; Venice, Italy; Wash., DC; Boston, MA; NYC, 1904

Profession: Engraver

Exhibited: Brooklyn AA, 1872 (Venetian scenes); NAD, 1873, 1884; BAC, 1876; PAFA, 1884, 1888, 1893

Member: Soc. Wash. Artists, 1891-92

Work: BMFA; PAFA; New York Hist. Assoc., Cooperstown, NY

Comments: Also known as William Grayham. He lived many years abroad, where he was friendly with Elihu Vedder, Frederico Del Campo, and Charles Caryl Coleman. He often painted in Venice and also traveled to Holland and Egypt. In 1860 (living in San Francisco), he owned personalty valued at $600. After his death in 1911, a sale of his work was held at the Albright-Knox Mus., Buffalo, in 1912.

Sources: G&W; 8 Census (1860), Cal., VII, 408; San Francisco CD 1856, BD 1859; WW04; McMahan, Artists of Washington, D.C.; Falk, Exh. Record Series; birth/death dates courtesy Roy Wood, Jr.