Ernest Haskell Biography

Ernest Haskell

American

1876-1925

Biography

Ernest Haskell born June 30, 1876, in West Woodstock, Connecticut, was a painter, printmaker and illustrator. He graduated from the Woodstock Academy in 1895 and began his career as a newspaper illustrator the following year. Haskell went to Paris in 1897 to study at Académie Julian. During a second trip to Europe, he met Whistler and his interest in etching was piqued. In 1914, he visited California and he returned in 1918 for two years and his during his final visit in 1925 he painted a series of watercolors. Haskell exhibited his prints in New York and won a bronze medal for etchings the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition. Haskell live and worked during winter in New York and during summer in Maine. He was a prodigious printmaker who issued over 400 prints in the first quarter of the 20th century. Haskell died in an automobile accident on November 1, 1925.