William Skilling - Irish Hound Dog, ca. 1940 (detail)

William Skilling

Figurative Art

February 1, 2021

William Skilling was a British/American artist best known for his portraits, landscapes, and paintings of animals. After serving in WWI, he settled in San Francisco. Skilling was also known for his copies of the works made by other artists, including Edward Hicks, Parson Fisher, and Giuseppe Arcimboldo.

Featured image: William Skilling - Irish Hound Dog, ca. 1940 (detail). Oil on Canvas. 36 × 54 × 1/2 in. 91.4 × 137.2 × 1.3 cm. Photo courtesy RoGallery