Born in California on Dec. 27, 1899. Kirby made a painting trip to Samoa in 1930. Returning to San Francisco, he was active there in the 1930s. About 1950 he settled in nearby San Mateo where he remained until his demise on April 11, 1965.
Exh: SFAA, 1928; American Painters & Sculptors, LACMA, 1931.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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