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Catalog Number I 06053.087
Object Name Painting
Description Painting, Cherwinks (2), William Savage, 9.25" x 14". Two Cherwinks perched on yellow flowers.

William Savage (1832-1908) born in England, apprenticed to tailor trade, Quaker. 1853 settled in Salem (Cedar Township), Van Buren County, Iowa. Acquired land along Big Cedar Creek, farmed and continued in tailor trade. Kept diaries of daily life, including observations of nature. Began painting watercolors of local birds and other wildlife. He and his wife Anna had six children. William Savage died in July 1908 and is buried in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Van Buren County, Iowa.
See State Historical Society of Iowa manuscript collection for William Savage original diaries (1847-1882, 1887-1908); typescripts of the original diaries; small sets of correspondence, financial statements, ephemera, clippings, and miscellaneous documents. See also Thomas H. Kent collection of William Savage (MS2001.20) for annotations, indexing and photographic reproductions of Savage diaries and paintings.
Source Savage, William (Artist)
Received Date / /
Collection Iowa Artist
Search Terms Salem, Iowa
Cedar Township
Van Buren County