Landscape painter. Born in Lamberton, MN on April 5, 1895. Hosmer moved to California with his family in 1903. In 1917 he enrolled at the CSFA where he learned to paint from teachers Van Sloun, Randolph, and Martinez. In 1930 he settled in Lodi, CA and lived there for his remaining years. Combining a career as both artist and vinyardist, from 1950 until 1977 he was the fine arts director of the Lodi Grape Festival and National Wine Show. After restoring a 112-year-old building in Volcano (CA), he operated the Cobblestone Gallery there for many years. Hosmer died in Lodi on July 25, 1984. His paintings were inspired by the Mother Lode area, Monument Valley, Owens Valley, and the Sierra Nevada. His early landscapes are more somber; during hisNearly 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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