Painter, etcher, illustrator, pastelist, lithographer. Born in Austin, NV on May 25, 1882. Lemos grew up on Myrtle Street in Oakland and was educated in the public schools there. He studied art in San Francisco with Mary P. S. Benton, Harry Stuart Fonda, and at the Mark Hopkins Institute in 1900 under Arthur Mathews. He further studied in NYC at the ASL under George Bridgman, Arthur Dow, and at Columbia University. Following his art training, he established a studio overlooking Lake Merritt in Oakland and soon began teaching at UC. Beginning in 1911 he taught etching and decorative design at the San Francisco Institute of Art and served as director of that school during 1914-17. Lemos then became director of the Museum of Art at Stanford UnNearly 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
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