William D. Washington Paintings
A Digital Exhibit from the VMI Archives
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William Dickinson Washington, a gifted American painter best known for the Civil War painting "The Burial of Latane," came to the Virginia Military Institute in 1869 to serve as the school's first Professor of Fine Arts. During his brief tenure - he died in December 1870 at the age of 37- Washington produced more than twenty portraits and landscapes which are now part of VMI's art collection.
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