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Born: William James Stillman 
Other: W.J. Stillman 
Dates:  1828, 1 June - 1901, 6 July
Born:  US, NY, Schenectady
Died:  England, Surrey
Active:  England / Italy / Greece
 
  
American photographer, painter, journalist and art critic. Traveled with John Ruskin to the Alps and produced from his European travels photographs of classical sites, most notably the Acropolis (1870). His book ‘Poetic Localities: Photographs of Adirondacks, Cambridge, Crete, Italy, Athens‘ (Boston: J.R. Osgood and Company, 1876) included his photographs. His wife was the pre-Raphaelite painter Marie Stillman (née Spartali).

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William J. Stillman
William J. Stillman 
1890, 23 May (published)
 
  
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Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
Grove Art Online (www.groveart.com) has a biography of this artist. 
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Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

 
• Weaver, Mike (ed.) 1989 The Art of Photography 1839-1989 (New Haven and London: Yale University Press) p.468 [This exhibition catalogue is for the travelling exhibition that went to Houston, Canberra and London in 1989.] 
  
 

Useful printed stuff

If there is an analysis of a single photograph or a useful self portrait I will highlight it here.

 
• Newhall, Beaumont 1982 The History of Photography - Fifth Edition (London: Secker & Warburg) [One or more photographs by William J. Stillman are included in this classic history.] 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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