William Crothers Fitler
Affiliations: 19th Century and tonalist landscape painter
William Crothers Fitler was born in Philadelphia in 1857 and studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He was a tonalist landscape painter and most of his works depict views of New York, Connecticut, or Long Island. Fitler was a member of the Salmagundi Club, New York Watercolor Club, Brooklyn Art Association, Artists Fund Society, and New York Municipal Art Society. He exhibited widely and was included in shows at the National Academy (1880-1907), Brooklyn Art Club (1881-1886), and Boston Art Club (1881-1908).
Sources: William Crothers Fitler [electronic document] (Ask Art The American Artists Blue Book™, accessed 16 July 2006); Internet.
Spokane Falls, Washington Territory, Before the Great Fire
Image Dimensions: 9 x 11 1/5 inches (support)
Inscription: “W. C. Fitler,” lower left corner on image
Subjects: Spokane Falls and Washington Territory
Provenance: Museum Purchase, 1988. A page from Harper’s Weekly Vol XXXIII, No. 1704, page 664, August 17, 1889.
Collection Number: 3261.1