(1923 - 1991)
Wilfrid Provan was active/lived in California. Wilfrid Provan is known for urban-harbor-landscape.
Biography Wilfrid Provan
The following, submitted April 2004, is from David Provan, son of the artist.
Wilfrid K. Provan was born in Philadelphia in 1923 and, at an early age, moved with his family to California. Completing high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines and saw action in the western Pacific during World War II.
Returning to California after the war he attended the School of Allied Arts in Glendale on the G.I. Bill, studying with Charles Payzant and Arthur Beaumont. By 1952 he was living in Palo Alto with his wife and three children and developing a reputation as a skilled watercolorist and documenter of California marine and farm scenes. Many of his paintings are closely-observed, plein-air renderings of boats and the coastline around
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