David Holmes Woods
(1830 - 1911)
David Holmes Woods was active/lived in California, Ohio. David Woods is known for race-horse portrait and landscape painting.
Biography David Holmes Woods
WOODS, David Holmes (1830-1911). Painter. Born in Ohio on January 30, 1830. Woods made the overland trek to California with the Gold Rush. In 1859 he was commissioned by Ansel Easton to paint the portrait of Black Hawk, a famous Irish racehorse which Easton had imported to his property in San Bruno (now the San Francisco Int'l Airport). The Easton ranch, which was part of the Buri Buri land grant, became known as the Black Hawk Ranch in honor of the horse which was the first thoroughbred brought to California for the purpose of breeding and racing. The ranch later moved to the foot of Mt Diablo in Contra Costa County and today is the posh community by that name.
Woods was the first teacher of James E. St
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