"The Cooking Lesson, Cream of Wheat advertisement, 1910"   Lot no. 3905

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By William Cahill (1878 - 1924)

1910 (Estimated)
36.00" x 25.00"
Oil on Canvas
Signed Lower Right

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This painting was also reproduced on page 39 of The Nabisco Brands Collection of Cream of Wheat Advertising Art by Dave Stivers, Collectors Showcase, 1986. 


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William Cahill was known for his artwork and his involvement in the School for Illustration and Painting in Los Angeles.
Born in Syracuse, New York in 1878, Cahill began his studies of art at the Art Students League* in New York, learning from Howard Pyle and Birge Harrison.  He then went on to study in Boston, Massachusetts with Edmund Tarbell and Frank Benson. Out of his academic background Cahill developed a style based on Impressionism*, and his work includes landscapes and figure studies.
Cahill shared a studio in Boston with John Hubbard Rich and also maintained a studio in Woodstock, New York.  In 1914 Cahill and Rich moved to Los Angeles where they founded the School for Illustration and Painting. They sold the school to J. Francis Smith in 1917. Cahill was an active professor in Southern California where he taught at various studios in Laguna Beach, Pasadena and Hollywood.
Cahill and his wife, Katharine moved to San Francisco in 1920 where he worked as a commercial artist for two years and showed his paintings with the San Francisco Art Association. He spent his last two years in Chicago, Illinois where he died of a heart attack in 1924.




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