Clarence Worrall (1858-1920) began his artistic career as a self-taught etcher. After 17 years of work as a printmaker, he became interested in painting. He was a student of Eakins, Gerome and Benjamen at the Philadelphia Art Institute. Worrall moved to Asheville in 1898 for health reasons. In Asheville, he founded the Asheville Academy of Fine Arts and School of Manual Training. His work was well-regarded as it sought to document the beauty of the countryside. His masterpiece was "Asheville From Sunset Mouintain" a 9 by 18 foot painting. This painting was taken on tour after its original showing in Asheville and was stolen.