Painter, lithographer, muralist. Born on May 14, 1863 in Demmin, Germany. Dickman came to America with his parents in 1865. During his teens he worked for lithographers in Detroit and NYC before moving to San Francisco in 1882. His art studies were begun under Virgil Williams at the local School of Design. During 1886-1896 he and two partners maintained the Dickman-Jones-Hettrick Lithograph Company. He then sailed for Paris for five years of study at Academies Colarossi and Julian under Laurens and Constant, and in Munich with Carl Marr. While there he painted several views of the French coast near Etaples. Returning to California in 1901, he lived in Monterey where Dickman Street is named for him. A close friend and sketching partner of WmNearly 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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