Paddock, Willard

Paddock, Willard D. (1873-1956)

Willard Paddock was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1873. He attended public grammar schools and a year and a half of high school. He studied art at the School of Fine Arts at Pratt Institute, and at the Ecole de Beaux Arts and the Academy Collarossi, both in Paris. At various times in his life Paddock studied in Florence, Rome, and Naples. In 1904 Paddock began visiting  Connecticut, and in 1910 he and the painter Francis Von Der Lancken moved to New Milford and set up studios. By the 1930’s Paddock was living in Kent. Over the years he had taught drawing, modeling, and anatomy at the Pratt Institute. During the WPA Federal Arts Project he painted The Outlook of Education mural at the New Milford School, modeled a bust of Roger Sherman for a memorial, and painted around 25 landscapes. Paddock died in Kent in 1956.


Sources: WPA Artist’s Work Card; WPA Biography; Who Was Who in American Art (1985), p. 465; Fielding’s Dictionary of American Painters, p. 689; AskART; “New Milford”; see Frank von der Lancken’s 1904 portrait of Paddock at; “Kent Art Exhibition To Open on August 19,” Hartford Courant, August 2, 1933;New York Times: “60 Women Compete in Art Exhibition,” March 21, 1926; Lloyd Goodrich, “A Round of Galleries,” April 7, 1929; Lloyd Goodrich, “Further Comment on the Art Exhibitions of the Week,” April 14, 1929; “Article 13—No Title,” April 21, 1929; “The Salmagundi Club,” June 2, 1929; Edward A. Jewell, “Art,” February 12, 1931; “Sketching Merry del Val,” June 7, 1908; “Sculptor Has Operation,” June 8, 1934.

Works of Art Listed in CT Archives’ database from Willard Paddock:

The Outlook of Education: oil
Roger Sherman Memorial Bust: plaster
Roger Sherman Memorial Tablet:  
Line of Locusts: oil
Hatch Pond: oil
Evening Hatch Pond: oil
Lake Waramug Fall: oil
River View from Inn wood: oil
Palisades: oil
The Hill Top: oil
Leonard Pond, Evening: oil
The Veteran: oil
Lake Waramug: oil
Hatch Pond: oil
River at Cornwall Bridge: oil
The Bend and Sharon Mountain: oil
The Row of Maple Trees: oil
Blue Landscape: oil
Autumn Red Foliage: oil
Little Blue Lake: oil
Afternoon Light: oil
First of the Spring: oil
The Hudson, Looking North: oil
Long Shadows- Early Spring: oil
The Edge of the Forest: oil
View Near Merryall: oil
Valley Below New Milford: oil
Hill Pasture: oil
Paddock, Willard