Will J. Quinlan
(William James Quinlan, 3rd, 1877-1963), artist, was born in Brooklyn
on June 27
. He lost his hearing as a child. He had an early interest in art and attended the Academy of Design, Pratt Institute
and Adelphi Academy
in Brooklyn. He was an accomplished etcher, primarily of architectural city scenes and was also very talented with oils and painted beautiful landscapes. He was awarded the Shaw Etching Prize at the Salmagundi Club in New York City for two successive years, 1913 and 1914.
Quinlan's works can be found in the permanent collections of the New York Public Library, the Oakland Museum in California, the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, New York, and the John H. Vanderpoel Art Gallery of Chicago. Two of his oil paintings, on loan from the Hudson River Museum, are displayed at Yonkers City Hall. The New York Historical Society has an extensive selection of his New York City etchings in its Print Collection.
Quinlan died in Seattle, Washington on April 21, 1963.