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Fitler, William Crothers
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Fitler is known as a "tonal landscape painter," whose works primarily covered New York, Connecticut, and Long Island. He moved from Philadelphia to New York in 1881.
Fitler married Claude Raquet Hirst, a female still life artist, on 18 June 1901. He became seriously ill in January 1911, dying on October 31. Hirst spents the majority of 1912 to 1915 liquidating Fitler's studio, and selling off his work throughout New York and the Midwest.
New York, New York
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Fitler had memberships in the Salmagundi Club, New York Watercolor Club, Brooklyn Art Association, Artists Fund Society and New York Municipal Art Society.
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Evans, M. M., & Hirst, C. R. (2005). Claude Raguet Hirst: Transforming the American still life. Columbus: Columbus Museum of Art.