(1863 - 1936)
Harry Cassie Best was active/lived in California, Ontario / Canada. Harry Best is known for landscape painting, newspaper cartoons.
Biography Harry Best
Born in Mount Pleasant near Petersboro, Canada, Harry Cassie Best became a noted painter of Yosemite National Park landscapes.
and his artist brother, Arthur Cassie Best, were musicians with Harry
playing the violin and Arthur the clarinet. In 1887, Harry was
first inspired to paint when traveling with their band he saw Mt. Hood
in Oregon, and for several years, he observed the changing seasons and
landscape of that mountain.
Moving with his brother to San
Francisco when their band broke up, he studied with artist Alfred
Rodriquez. In 1891, he began submitting cartoons to the San
Francisco newspapers, having been encouraged by cartoonist Homer
Davenport whom he met in Silverton, Oregon. For five
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