Born of American parents in Nice, France on March 17, 1863, he was educated in Europe, becoming fluent in English, French, Italian and Spanish.
After arriving in California, he was active in Santa Barbara where he painted figures and genre until 1889. Settling in San Francisco, he lived at the Pacific Union Club and had an office in the Parrott Building. A well-known cosmopolitan, he served as consul-general to Turkey and Persia. In his leisure he painted landscapes of northern California.
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