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George Townsend Cole

 (1874 - 1937)
George Townsend Cole was active/lived in California / United Kingdom.  George Cole is known for landscape, portrait, and miniature painting.

Biography   George Townsend Cole


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Born in San Francisco, George Townsend Cole earned a reputation for his skill painting southwestern landscapes, although he was not a full-time painter.  His primary interest in capturing the images was motivated much more by his interest in geology than aesthetics.  His favorite area was the rock formations on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona.  To transport his "on-the-spot paintings without their cracking, Cole used a technique learned from his Norwegian teacher Fritz Thaulow.  The canvas was prepared to accept gouache or watercolor paint, and then to the pigments he added a medium containing egg white and a little glycerine." (Dawdy 91). 

George Cole was the son of Cornelius Cole, California   ...  Displaying 750 of 2445 characters.

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