Born in San Francisco, CA on June 30, 1869, Clarkson Dye, as a teenager
studied at the local School of Design under Virgil Williams, with
further study under Burridge and Michelson in the East.
Most of his life was spent as a resident of his native city at 2595
Union Street. He assisted Frank Van Sloun in 1936 in painting
large murals in the rotunda of San Francisco's Palace of Fine
Arts. At one time he lived in Phoenix, AZ and Mill Valley, CA
with summers in Santa Barbara and Bon Air, CA.
By 1941 he was a resident of Los Gatos, CA where he remained until his
death on May 10, 1955. Some of his subject matter was derived
from his travels in the Orient, South Seas, Europe, and the Southwest. <
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs
(Bénézit, E); Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers
(Fielding, Mantle); Artists of the American West
(Doris Dawdy); American Art Annual
1919.Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here
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