Watercolorist. Born in Birmingham, England on Nov. 24, 1863.
Saint Clair studied architecture and worked as a draftsman in England. After immigrating to America, he was an architect in Boston, Denver, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco before moving to Pasadena about 1900. He had a home in the Arroyo Seco and, after 1906, commuted regularly to Laguna Beach where he is considered to be the first artist to work in that community. Primarily a self-taught painter, his representational watercolors are derived from the English school of painting. Saint Clair died of tuberculosis at his Pasadena home on March 6, 1912. Member: LA Painters Club; Calif. Art Club.
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