William John Edmonson was born in Norwalk, Ohio, in 1868. Edmondson studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, and in Paris at the Academie Julian. Upon his return to the states, Edmondson spent the majority of his career in Cleveland before moving to Southern California in 1950. His oeuvre includes still lifes, landscapes, and finely executed figuratives. William John Edmondson died in Pasadena in 1966.
Landscape painting depicts a countryside scene complete with cattle, trees, a farmhouse and a stream. Oil on board. Two figures at the bottom hold hands. The choppy brushstrokes and vibrant shades of blue and green are significant in this painting. Signed in lower right corner "Wm J. Edmondson '27". Image apprx 13-1/2" x 22".
An idyllic scene. Oil on canvas mounted onto masonite, signed in the lower right corner, framed, 10" x 8", with frame overall 14-1/4" x 12-1/4". Nymphs and a flute playing Pan bathe and relax on the shore of a lake. Edmondson was born in Ohio in 1868 and spent the majority of his time working in Cleveland. His oeuvre includes still lifes, landscapes, and finely executed figures and portraits.