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Arthur Best

 (1859 - 1935)
Arthur William Best was active/lived in California, Arizona / Canada.  Arthur Best is known for landscape and street genre painting.

Biography   Arthur Best


One of the more prominent early 20th-century landscape painters in Northern California, Arthur Best was especially known for his paintings of the Grand Canyon, Arizona desert, and Sierra Nevada mountains.  With his wife, he founded the Best Art School in San Francisco.

He was born in Mount Pleasanton near Petersboro, Canada, and he and his brothers were musicians with Arthur playing the clarinet. In 1895, the band broke up, and the brothers moved to San Francisco where Arthur and his wife, Alice Leveque Best, established their school at 1625 California Street.

He became a staff artist for the San Francisco Examiner, and in 1904, did a series of Grand Canyon paintings.  In 1905, he was commissioned   ...  Displaying 750 of 1040 characters.

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