Born in New York in 1860. Epting was a resident of San Francisco and a staff artist with West Shore magazine in 1880-98. Continuing in this line of work, he was with the Oregonian in Portland during his final years. A loner, he made many trips to Alaska in search of solitude and painting subjects. His death on Council Crest in Portland on March 11, 1911 was a suicide.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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