Find, Learn, Price Art
Enjoy the comprehensive art database we've compiled since 1987
Membership Details
Images, sales charts, bios, signatures, 30 artist Alerts and more ...
Art auction records:  Millions of references for pricing research
Or, register for Free Alerts
To track 10 artists.

Already a member?  Sign in here

Philip L Nesbitt

 (1905 - 1953)
Philip L. Nesbitt was active/lived in Oregon, California.  Philip Nesbitt is known for painting.

Philip L. Nesbitt

Biography from the Archives of askART

These Notes represent the beginning of a possible future biography for this artist. Please click here if you wish to help in its development.

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.

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.

** If you discover credit omissions or have additional information to add, please let us know at

Share an image of the Artist

  Full access to biographies is
  free each Friday

About  Philip L. Nesbitt

Born:  1905 - Oregon
Died:   1953 - Monterey, California
Known for:  painting