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Theodore Wores

 (1859 - 1939)
Theodore Wores was active/lived in California, Hawaii.  Theodore Wores is known for landscape, portrait and genre painting.

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Theodore Wores


Born in San Francisco, CA on Aug. 1, 1859, Theodore Wores began his art training at age 12 in the studio of Joseph Harrington who taught him color, composition, drawing, and perspective.  When the local School of Design opened in 1874 he was one of the first pupils to enroll.  After one year at that school under Virgil Williams, he further studied at the Royal Academy in Munich and painted with Rosenthal, Chase, Duveneck, and Whistler.

Upon returning to San Francisco in 1881, he began painting Chinatown subjects. Three years were spent in Japan in the mid-1880s followed by years of traveling when he exhibited in London, NYC, Boston, and made a second trip to Japan before returning to San Francisco in 1898.  Abou

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
California Art Research, 20 volumes; Impressionism, The Calif. View; Art in California (R. L. Bernier, 1916); California Impressionism (Wm. Gerdts & Will South); Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers (Fielding, Mantle); Theodore Wores, the Japanese Years; Theodore Wores, Artist in Search of the Picturesque; American Art Annual 1919-33; SF Chronicle, 9-13-1939 (obituary).

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About  Theodore Wores

Born:  1859 - San Francisco, California
Died:   1939 - San Francisco, California
Known for:  landscape, portrait and genre painting