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Nineteenth Century Houses
William Hawkings was born in eastern Kentucky at the end of the nineteenth century. When he was two years old, his mother died, and Hawkings was sent to live on his grandparents' farm. Although he moved to Columbus, Ohio, as a young man, much of his work depicts idyllic agrarian life, the memories of his childhood. Self-taught as an artist, Hawkins could not afford to purchase commercial frames for his paintings, and he typically painted a decorative border around his pictures.
- Artist: William L. Hawkins, American, 1895-1990
- Medium: Enamel on masonite
- Dates: n.d.
- Dimensions: 45 x 60in. (114.3 x 152.4cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Inscribed: "William L. Hawkins, Born. KY. July 27, 1895"
- Collections:Contemporary Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in American Identities: A New Look, Making Art: Centennial Era, 5th Floor
- Accession Number: 1991.273
- Credit Line: Gift of Armand J. Castellani
- Rights Statement: © artist or artist's estate
- Caption: William L. Hawkins (American, 1895-1990). Nineteenth Century Houses, n.d. Enamel on masonite, 45 x 60in. (114.3 x 152.4cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Armand J. Castellani, 1991.273. © artist or artist's estate
- Record Completeness: Best (83%)