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William Schmedtgen
Date: American artist and illustrator, 1862–1936
Biography: William Schmedtgen was a newspaper illustrator in Chicago in the late 19th and early 20th century, and then a successful commercial artist and painter best known for his wildlife subjects. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. As a newspaperman, he covered historic events including the trial of the men accused of inciting the Haymarket Square riots and the Spanish-American War.