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W. F. Krondorf was a German-American artist who studied commercial art, photography and lithography at the Art Students League in New York. In the early 1900s, he had a photoengraving business in New York, where he produced copies of famous paintings. In the 1920s, Krondorf retired, moved to Saint Augustine, Florida, and became a member of the Saint Augustine artist colony.

Krondorf is best known for his landscape watercolors, which are often dominated with muted hues of blues and greens. “Hills of Home” likely represents the countryside of Hessen, Germany, where he died in 1968. His work is also in the collection of the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida.

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