William C. Palmer
William Palmer (1906-1987)
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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