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Early Days

   William Michael Harnett (August 10, 1848 – October 29, 1892) was an Irish-American painter who practiced a tromp l'oeil (literally, "fool the eye") style of realistic painting. His still lives of ordinary objects arranged on a ledge or hanging from a nail are painted in such a way that the painting can be mistaken for the objects themselves.
Harnett was born in Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland during the time of the potato famine. Shortly after his birth his family immigrated to America, settling in Philadelphia.

William Michael Harnett

 

Personal Details

Name

William Michael Harnett

Place of birth

Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland

Date of Birth

August 10, 1848

Date of Death

October 29, 1892

Nationality

Irish-American

Field

Painter

Popular Paintings

A study table, Still life violin and music, Der treue Colt

Museum

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Amon Carter Museum



 

Works Of William Michael Harnett:

 William M Harnett Paintings

 Models by William M Harnett

 William Harnett, Still Life