William C. Palmer
William Palmer (1906-1987)

Artist Willaim Palmer at Morrow Point Dam, Colorado River Storage Project
Artist William Palmer at Morrow Point Dam, Colorado River Storage Project.

William C. Palmer was born in 1906, in Des Moines, Iowa. He studied at the Art Students League under Boardman Robinson, Thomas Hart Benton, and Kenneth Hayes Miller, and studied fresco painting at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Fontainebleau, France. He was a member of the American Society of Painters Sculptors and Gravers, and the Audubon Society. His work has been displayed worldwide including at the Paris Salon (1937), National Academy of Design (1946), Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and the Kansas City Art Institute. His works are included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Munson-Proctor Institute, the White House, Cranbrook Academy of Art, and the Encyclopedia Britannica College. His paintings are also on display at the U.S. Post Offices in Arlington, Massachusetts and Monticello, Iowa, and Queens General Hospital in Jamaica, New York.

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