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William Lyle Skinner

 (1878 - 1952)
William Lyle Skinner was active/lived in California.  William Skinner is known for sculpture.

Biography   William Lyle Skinner

Born in Rothville, MO on Oct. 19, 1878. By the turn of the century, Skinner had moved to California. A mining engineer by profession, in 1901 he began a three-year apprenticeship in the studio of sculptor Arthur Putnam in San Francisco. During this time he met his future wife, Charlotte Butler. He was a resident of Lone Pine (Inyo County) in 1932, San Francisco in 1937, and then settled in Morro Bay, CA where he remained until his death on Sept. 6, 1952. Exh: Oakland Art Gallery, 1928.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Desert Cactus, p. 110; California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; Death record.

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