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 Philip L. Nesbitt  (1905 - 1953)

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Lived/Active: Oregon/California      Known for: painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Philip Nesbitt
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1905 (Oregon)
 
Death
1953 (Monterey, California)

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Born in Oregon on Dec. 20, 1905.  Early in his career Nesbitt worked in the Disney Studios in Los Angeles; however, by 1932 he was a resident of San Francisco.  His marriage to Lady Mary Faith Montagu in 1938 ended in divorce in 1940.  His last years were spent on the Monterey Peninsula as a resident of Pacific Grove.  Nesbitt died at the Monterey County Hospital on June 9, 1953.  Primarily a watercolorist, he derived his subject matter from Haiti (1929), Hawaii (1930), the Orient (1936), and northern California.

 Exh:  Paul Elder Gallery (SF), 1930; Gump's (SF), 1931.
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Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
California Arts & Architecture list, 1932; SF Chronicle, 4-6-1930 & 11-22-1931 & 1-12-1936; Death Record.

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