William Mulhern

The life and works of William Mulhern, an accomplished artist in Bucks County, PA in the early 1900s, as well as a potter. Much of his artwork remains in the hands of descendants.

Jumping Rope

Jumping Rope Long Ago And Other Glimpses of an Idyllic Past As we have seen, William Mulhern sometimes used photos he took as studies for his paintings. In this example, around 1915 he photographed his daughter Nellie (l.) and several other children, members of the neighboring Peasy family,  jumping rope. He then placed them in …

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William Mulhern, Artist

William Mulhern, 1875-1948 William Mulhern, born in the County Fermanagh, Ireland, in 1875, of James and Frances (nee Bromley) Mulhern, began his painting career somewhere around his twentieth year. When he was eight years old, his father, a constable in the hills of Ireland and a troubadour in the surrounding towns, was killed while trying …

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Grandpa Painting Gallery

William Mulhern’s Paintings A number of William Mulhern’s paintings portrayed Taylorsville, Pennsylvania, now known as Washington Crossing, and the nearby Bucks County and riverside areas. The sleepy village was along the Delaware River, in what is now Washington Crossing State Park. The property was purchased by the Commonwealth for creation of the park, and several of …

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