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Valentine, William Winston

American Language Professor and artist 1828-04-20, Richmond, Virginia
1885-02-17, Richmond, Virginia

Son of Mann S. and Elizabeth Mosby Valentine; studied at the Richmond Academy and was a student of Col. Claudius Crozet; spoke fluent French and German; older brother of Edward Virginius Valentine; he and Edward joined a group of young artists in Richmond to work together and this group included John A. Elder, William B. Myers, Flavius Fisher, and William H. Sheppard; in 1860, joined Edward V. Valentine in Paris where he studied French and German under private tutors; became a friend to Thomas Couture; moved to Berlin and studied under landscape painter Engelhardt; late 1860 through April 1861 he and Edward were in Italy where he studied languages, painted and visited art galleries; from January to late April 1861 he was in Florence where he and Edward lived in a house with the sculptor Rinehart; he returned to Richmond in 1865 and made a decision to focus on languages; he gave private lessons and from 1868 -1870 he was the chair of modern languages at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland and later taught at Richmond College; he wrote a book on the new high-German language that was published after is death; never married; member of Temple Lodge No. 9, A. F. and A. M.; funeral was held on February 18, 1885 at 2 pm at St. James Church.



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Painting
Landscape in Germany


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