Alfred Richard Mitchell
(1888 - 1972)
Alfred Richard Mitchell was active/lived in California. Alfred Mitchell is known for landscape, coastal view and portrait painting.
Biography Alfred Richard Mitchell
Alfred Mitchell, born in York, Pennsylvania, became a painter of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism who settled in San Diego in 1908. His plein-air paintings provide an historical record of the growth of San Diego in the early 20th century.
Mitchell was an adventurous young man, who, as a teenager, went West to Nevada during the Gold Rush where he prospected for gold and drove a coach. Then he went to Southern California, and in 1913, began training at the San Diego Academy of Art. This was the city's oldest art school, and it had been founded by Maurice Braun, who regarded Mitchell as one of his most important pupils. He encouraged Mitchell to return to his native state and study at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Enrol
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