William Anderson Sherwood was an American etcher and painter known for his landscapes and architecturals as well as figures. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he established himself in Belgium and at his death was living in Bruges. In the U.S., he joined the Society of Independent Artists, the Chicago Society of Etchers (an organization that exhibited fine art etchings across America), the California Printmakers and the American Federation of Arts. He joined Belgian artist organizations, including the Société Royale des Beaux-Arts Belge (Belgian Royal Society of Beaux-Arts), and the Sociéte Royale des Aqua-Fortists Belgique (Belgium Royal Watercolorists Society) and was honored as a Chevalier of the Order of the Crown. In Belgium, his etchings are in the collections of the Dowager Queen of Belgium, the Royal Library in Brussels, and the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp. In the U.S., they have been collected by the National Gallery of Art, National Museum of American Art and Art Institute of Chicago, among other museums and libraries.
Condition: Generally very good, uniformly toned overall, with the usual light wear, soft creases. One hard crease, and short tear in lower margin, easily matted out. Tape residue verso from former matting. Serial number of unknown significance stamped verso.
Falk, Peter Hastings, ed. Who Was Who in American Art. Madison, Connecticut: Sound View Press, 1985. p. 565.