The Artist Birthday Series

William Harnett

William Harnett, painter William Michael Harnett (1848–1892) was an Irish-American painter known for his trompe-l’œil still lifes of ordinary objects. Harnett was born in Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland during the time of the potato famine. Shortly after his birth his family emigrated to America, settling in Philadelphia. Becoming a United States citizen in 1868, he… Read More William Harnett