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Phil Dike

 (1906 - 1990)
Phil Latimer Dike was active/lived in California, Arizona.  Phil Dike is known for mod coastal-town-landscape and regional scene painting.

Biography   Phil Dike


Known as the intellectual and artistic leader of the California watercolor artists, Phil Dike was strongly influenced by avant-garde* painters Georgia O'Keeffe, John Marin, and Charles Burchfield.

He was born in Redlands, California, and was exposed to art from his childhood because his grandmother, Eliza Twigg, was a painter.  He first studied art in high school with Mary Louise Arnold whom Dike later described as so sombre and dressed in such heavy shoes that she looked "like Washington crossing the Delaware" (Edan Hughes).

In 1924, he began his art education at Chouinard Art Institute* in Los Angeles, and in 1928 went to the Art Students League* in New York where he studied with Frank DuMond and George Luks   ...  Displaying 750 of 12627 characters.

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