Once in California, paintings by William Wendt were very well received and the artist began to obtain notoriety. Painting inside of a studio was never something William Wendt was known for and instead he would meander through the idyllic California landscape in order to find the subject matter for his next painting. His preference for painting "En Plein-Air" was ideal for capturing the magical California coastal scenes, rolling hills, barns, farmhouses and endless blue skies. His style of painting became bolder in his later years and William Wendt began to use richer colors and broader brushstrokes in his paintings.
You can recognize William Wendt's use of the Impressionist style as early as 1896-1897 when he was painting on Malibu Ranch (near Los Angeles, California) with George Gardner Symons. One can also see the Impressionist influence of artist Arthur Mathews (1860-1945) in the works of William Wendt.
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WILLIAM WENDT PAINTING AWARDS
1901 Bronze Medal, Buffalo Exposition
1913 Kirchberger Prize, Chicago Art Institute
1915 Silver Medal, San Francisco Exposition
1916 Black Prize, California Art Club, Pasadena, California
1926 Ranger Purchase Prize, National Academy of Design
WILLIAM WENDT MEMBERSHIPS
California Art Club (President, 1911-1914, 1917-1918), Pasadena, California
American Federation of Arts
Laguna Beach Art Association
Society of Western Artists
National Arts Club
Chicago Society of Artists
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