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Shown is the home of William Woodward (1859-1939), an American Impressionist painter. The residence is located at the corner of Lowerline and Benjamin Streets in the Black Pearl Neighborhood of Uptown New Orleans.
William Woodward became interested in architecture while studying at the Massachusetts Normal Art School. He was still a student, in 1884, when Tulane University president William Preston Johnston hired him to teach fine arts, mechanical drawing, and architectural drawing. Two years later, having settled in New Orleans, William recommended that Johnston appoint Ellsworth, his brother, to head the Newcomb College School of Art.
William designed and built his own home in Uptown New Orleans. At the time, cleaners, deliverymen and milkmaids driving drayage carts, and residents engaged in their daily activities would discover him with his easel set up mid-street as he drew and painted.
To see a copy of the painting that he completed of this house in 1899 follow this link to the Historic New Orleans Collection. You will easily be able to identify the distinctive gallery balustrade design.
Part of my Black Pearl Neighborhood series. For additional information see Gallery Description.
August 28th, 2012
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