Clarence Rudolph Mattei was born on Nov. 13, 1883 in San Francisco, CA. Mattei spent most of his life as a resident of Santa Barbara. He studied art at the Mark Hopkins Institute (1900-02) and in Paris at Académie Julian under Laurens (1907-10). He died in Santa Barbara, CA on April 2, 1945.
Exh: Paris Salon, 1907; San Francisco Art Association, 1910; Rabjohn & Morcom (SF), 1914; Santa Barbara Art Club, 1924; Palos Verdes AA, 1935; Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939; Montecito Country Club, 1940.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"American Art Annual
1907-10; SF Chronicle, 6-21-1914; California State Library (Sacramento); Artists of the American West
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