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Frederic Herbert Bessinger

 (1886 - 1971)
Frederic Herbert Bessinger was active/lived in California, Kansas, Missouri.  Frederic Bessinger is known for still life and floral study painting.

Biography   Frederic Herbert Bessinger

Painter. Born in Kansas City, Missouri on December 30, 1886.  Bessinger studied art in Chicago. After spending many years as an inmate in an insane asylum, he settled in Los Angeles in 1910.  After 1930 he was active as an artist in Santa Monica.  He died in Long Beach, California on November 21, 1971. As well as a painter, he was also a poet.

San Diego FA Gallery, 1930; SFAA, 1931; Santa Monica Art Festival, 1939. CA&A; SCA; WWAA 1938-41; WWPC 1947; DR.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"

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