WILLIAM LEE JUDSON; OSA (1842 - 1928) Print Biography
Born in Manchester, England, Judson immigrated to Brooklyn, New York in 1852 and studied art under his father; under John B. Irving in New York city, and under Bouguereau and Lefebvre in Paris. He travelled and painted in London, Ontario where he also taught art (1860s): Thamesville, Ontario (1884); Paris (1885); Chicago; and had studios in Toronto and New York before 1890. Working in oil, watercolour, pastel, ink and crayon; he painted portraits, landscapes, floral studies and still life. In California, he specialized in local scenes of natives, mission buildings, cowboys and the landscape of the California desert, and coast. He worked as an illustrator for the Canadian Illustrated News (1881). He also taught drawing and painting at the Collage of Fine Arts, University of California, Los Angeles (c. 1901) where he died. Using the name Kuhleborn, he wrote about his travels in "A Tour of the Thames" (1881). Judson exhibited at the AAM 1883, 1885 and 1889 and the RCA 1880-88.