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Gordon Coutts

 (1868 - 1937)
Gordon Harrower Coutts was active/lived in California.  Gordon Coutts is known for desert landscape, portrait and figure painting.

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Biography   Gordon Coutts


Born in Glasgow, Scotland on Oct. 3, 1868, Gordon Coutts studied art in Glasgow, London, and in Paris at Académie Julian under Lefebvre, Fleury, and Rossi.

After his stay in Paris, he moved to Melbourne, Australia where he was an instructor at the Art Society of New South Wales for several years during the late 1890s.  Upon returning to London in 1899, he exhibited at the Royal Academy.  In 1902 he and his wife, Alice, moved to San Francisco where he became an active member and exhibitor of the Bohemian Club while maintaining a home across the bay in Piedmont.

An itinerant globe trotter, he traveled to remote places in search of subject matter. During his early period his work embraced Tonalism; w

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers (Fielding, Mantle); Artists of the American West (Doris Dawdy); Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs (Bénézit, E); Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure); American Art Annual 1909-21; Who's Who in American Art 1936-38 (obituary).

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