Painter. Born in Dallas near Salem, OR on July 3, 1857. In 1866
Heath moved with his family to Santa Cruz, California where he
remained. His father, Lucien Heath, was president of the County
Bank of Santa Cruz and was twice elected to the California State
The younger Heath showed artistic talent at an early age and studied
art in San Francisco at the School of Design under Raymond Yelland,
whose influence was apparent in Heath's realistically depicted
works. Following graduation from that school, he opened a studio
in San Francisco where he painted and exhibited for 11 years before
returning to Santa Cruz in 1885.
From his studio on Beach Hill overlooking the bay, he painted maNearly 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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