William Henry Holmes: Beginning a Career in Art and Science

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Gives a brief but thorough biography of the life of William Henry Holmes. Discusses his first encounters with the Smithsonian Institution and his interaction with some of the founders. Describes his work as a geological artist, an archeologist, and curator and director of the National Gallery of Art. Includes photographs and illustrations.


  • Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933
  • National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • Smithsonian Gallery of Art
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)


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