William Henry Furness, Jr.
Son of Rev. William Henry Furness and Annis Pullen Furness
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About William Furness, Painter
William Henry Furness Jr. , known for portraiture, grew up in cultured circumstances in Philadelphia. His father, William Henry Furness (1802-1896), was a graduate of Harvard University and Minister of the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia. A fiery abolitionist and supporter of civil rights and education for all, he was in circles of liberal intellectuals including close friendship with Ralph Waldo Emerson