Painter, illustrator. Born in Wandsbek, Germany on March 31, 1887. Struck immigrated with his family to the U.S. about 1891. The family lived in Milwaukee and later in Oregon in the Hood River Valley area. At age 18 he came to San Francisco where he enrolled at the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art. When the earthquake and fire destroyed the art school and most of the city, he went to Chicago for further study at the AIC. He returned to San Francisco after his studies and California was to remain his home thereafter. In the late 1920s he worked as an illustrator for Sunset Magazine. In 1932 he settled in Novato, CA where he remained until his death on Jan. 13, 1954. His landscapes are characterized by simplicity and uncluttered composition, andNearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here
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