(1932 - 2003)
Philip Thorngate was active/lived in California / China. Philip Thorngate is known for modernist-leaning landscape, seascape and figure painting.
Biography Philip Thorngate
Philip Thorngate, California landscape and seascape painter, was born to Missionary parents on January 17, 1932 near Shanghai, China. During the early years of World War II, Thorngate and his family fled China when it was invaded by Japan. He returned after the War, in his later years, to attend the American School in Shanghai.
Following a family tradition, Thorngate became a physician and graduated from Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. He specialized in plein air landscapes and seascapes.
Thorngate came to the Monterey Peninsula in 1964 and practiced medicine there for 30 years until his retirement. At that time he took up his passion for painting on full time basis. He studied art for a time with
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