Frederick James Colbert was born in Nebraska on Sept. 27, 1889. Colbert moved to southern California in 1922 and settled in Long Beach. A physician, he painted in his leisure and was active in the local art scene. In 1947 he moved to a ranch in San Diego County where he remained until his demise on Feb. 21, 1967. Working in oil and watercolor, his forte was desert landscapes.
Member: Long Beach AA; Spectrum Club. Exh: Padua Hills (Claremont), 1937 (1st solo); Atlantic City, 1942 (bronze medal); Chicago, 1944.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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