William Edward Norton 1843-1916

Black Squall

  • 18 3/8 x 22 1/4 inches (46.7 x 56.5 cm)
  • Oil on canvas
  • Signed lower left: William E. Norton

Why We Love It

As a noted marine painter, Norton created many such scenes of ships at sea or families at leisure on the beach. Sensitively painted with loose and fluid brushwork, these images both reflect Norton’s interest in capturing effects of light and atmosphere and also exemplify his deep-rooted love of the sea.

The Value

We were able to purchase a nice group of William E. Norton paintings directly from the estate. This work is part of that group. These paintings are fine examples of Norton’s signature impressionist style. They are handsomely framed and priced advantageously for new and seasoned collectors alike.

Artist Background

1843: Born in Boston; 1870s: Traveled to Paris and studied with Chevreuse and A. Vollon; 1873-1909: Exhibited at the Boston Art Club; 1893: Exhibited at the World’s Fair in Chicago; 1901: Returned to the United States and settled in New York City; 1916: Died.