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Last NameKeith    
Given NameWilliam    
alt. NamesW. K. ;     
Marriagewatercolor paintress Elizabeth Emerson (1xxx-1882) in 1864 ; lawyer Mary McHenry (1xxx-1911) in 1883    
Children2: Charles Van Vleck Keith (1865-1xxx) ; Mary Hortense Keith (1869-1948)    
Year born1838 Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, Scotland    
Year died1911    
Place of deathBerkeley, California    
Father's occupationWilliam Keith (1806-1838)    
RelativesElizabeth Bruce (1813-1868) (mother)    
Educationwood engraver apprentice in New York; 1856; painter Samuel Marsden Brookes 1863; Albert Flamm in Düssleldorf 1870-1; Paris    
Country of ActivityUnited States of America    
Worked fornaturalist John Muir: Picturesque California )1888) ;     
PatronageHarper's Magazine, London Daily News 1858; Oregon Navigation and Railroad Company; architect Daniel Burnham; Sierra Club; Yosemite National Park    
Collaboratorsphotographer Carlton Watkins ; partner engravers Harrison Eastman & Durbin Van Vleck ; artist William Hahn ;    
Techniqueslandscape painting, watercolor, oil painting, panorama, wood engraving, and sketching    
Archival sourcesSaint Mary's College, Moraga, California; Archvies of American Art    
Published sourcesBrother Fidelis Cornelius: W. K. Old Master of California ;    
other1850 to New York; studio 1880 New York, Boston 1871-2; engraving studio in San Francisco 1859; Alaska 1886.    

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