Artist William Ablett
William Ablett was born in Paris of English parents. He was accepted at the prestigious Ecole des Beaux-Arts and began working in oils. Under the tutelage of his professors and mentors Mr. Aublet and Mr. Gerome, he quickly became very successful. In addition to many portrait commissions, he won several awards in various Salons and Exhibitions, and was made a member of the London Royal Academy and a Chevalier de Legion d'Honneur.