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William Keith (artist)

American (born Great Britain)


William Keith was a Scottish born American engraver and painter who is best known for his California landscape paintings. In his early works, he tried to accurately reproduce what he saw in nature.

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William Keith (November 18, 1838 – April 13, 1911) was a Scottish-American painter famous for his California landscapes. He is associated with Tonalism and the American Barbizon school. Although most of his career was spent in California, he started out in New York, made two extended study trips to Europe, and had a studio in Boston in 1871–72 and one in New York in 1880.