Born in Oregon on Dec. 20, 1905. Early in his career Nesbitt worked in the Disney Studios in Los Angeles; however, by 1932 he was a resident of San Francisco. His marriage to Lady Mary Faith Montagu in 1938 ended in divorce in 1940. His last years were spent on the Monterey Peninsula as a resident of Pacific Grove. Nesbitt died at the Monterey County Hospital on June 9, 1953. Primarily a watercolorist, he derived his subject matter from Haiti (1929), Hawaii (1930), the Orient (1936), and northern California.
Exh: Paul Elder Gallery (SF), 1930; Gump's (SF), 1931.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
California Arts & Architecture list, 1932; SF Chronicle, 4-6-1930 & 11-22-1931 & 1-12-1936; Death Record.Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here