Born in Detroit, MI on April 4, 1884. Hinchman studied at the Detroit School of Fine Art, with Wicker, Hawthorne, Kendall, and Carlson, and with Lhote at Académie Julian in Paris. After four years in Europe, he returned to the U.S. and settled in Laguna Beach where he was the creator of the Festival of Arts. In 1936 he painted in Grosse Ile, MI and in 1938 he was in New Hope, PA. Hinchman died in Laguna Beach on May 8, 1948. Exh: Laguna Beach AA, 1928-33; Calif. Art Club, 1928-33; Artists Fiesta (LA), 1931; American Painters & Sculptors, LACMA, 1931. In: Orange Co. (CA) Museum.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"American Art Annual
1921-33; Who's Who in American Art
1936-41; California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; Southern California Artists
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