Born in Yreka, CA on Feb. 25, 1871, Cantrell began his art career in the early 1890s as a newspaper artist for the San Francisco Chronicle
. He lived in San Francisco until the earthquake of 1906 and then moved to the Monterey Peninsula. He was a close friend of artists Myron and Dorothy Oliver, and a painting partner of Lee Randolph. His work includes scenes of the sand dunes and pine trees of the Monterey Peninsula.
Cantrell died at his home in Pacific Grove, CA on April 23, 1931.
Exh: Mechanics' Inst. (SF), 1897; SF Newspaper Artists, 1903; Del Monte Art Gallery, 1907, 1912; Berkeley AA, 1908.
In: Monterey Peninsula Museum (Adobe).
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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