Frederic Mathews was educated at Yale and studied art at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. While in Santa Barbara in the early 1920s, he painted several scenes of the costume parties held there. Most were small and done with a palette knife. He was also a scholar who translated Greek odes into Latin. He lived in Paris from 1916 to 1939. With war threatening, he returned to NYC and died there on March 12, 1941.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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