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HALSALL, William Formby, artist, born in Kirkdale, England, 20 March, 1844. He early settled in Boston, where he received his education. Subsequently he went to sea and for seven years followed the life of a sailor. In 1860 he began the study of fresco painting with William E. Norton, in Boston, but at the beginning of the civil war enlisted in the United States navy, and served for two years. He then returned to fresco work, but soon abandoned it for marine painting, which he has since followed in Boston, studying for eight years in the Lowell institute. Among his works are the "Chasing a Blockade Runner in a Fog," "Rendezvous of the Fishermen," "The Mayflower," "Arrival of the Winthrop Colony," and "Niagara Falls." His "First Battle of the Iron Clads" was purchased by the United States government in 1887, and is to be hung in the capitol at Washington.
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