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Francis Sedgwick

 (1904 - 1967)
Francis Minturn Sedgwick was active/lived in California.  Francis Sedgwick is known for sculptor-portrait, painting.

Biography   Francis Sedgwick


Born in NYC on March 13, 1904, the son of noted historian and author, Henry D. Sedgwick. Francis was brought to Santa Barbara, CA as an infant and was educated there at the Cate School. He further studied at the Groton School in Massachusetts and graduated from Harvard University in 1926. During his college years, Sedgwick acquired the nickname "Duke" which remained with him throughout his lifetime. After college, he worked in international banking, but abandoned this line of work in 1932 to study painting under DeWitt Lochman in New York and sculpture for five years in the studio of Herman MacNeil. In the late 1930s he returned to Santa Barbara where he bought a large lemon ranch and, when not working the ranch, produced many portrait

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Who's Who in American Art 1966; SF Chronicle, 3-16-1967; Santa Barbara News-Press, 10-25-1967 (obituary).

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