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Francis John McComas

 (1875 - 1938)
Francis John McComas was active/lived in California.  Francis McComas is known for tree landscape, Indian scene, marine paintings.

Francis John McComas

Francis John McComas was born in Fingal, Tasmania on Oct. 1, 1875.  At age 15 McComas enrolled at the Sydney Technical Institute.  Leaving Australia in 1898 with artist Myer Blashki, he worked his way to San Francisco as a merchant seaman.  Upon arrival, he studied with Arthur Mathews at the Mark Hopkins Institute and continued in Paris at Académie Julian. 

Returning to San Francisco in 1902, he had his first solo show at Vickery's, and in 1904 toured Europe with photographer Arnold Genthe.  Architect Willis Polk and artist Charles Rollo Peters were attendants at his marriage to Marie Louise Parrott in San Francisco in 1905.  In 1907, while traveling through Greece, the McComases were presented to the r

Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Arts in California (R. L. Bernier, 1916); California Art Research, 20 Volumes; Francis McComas  by Kent Seavey; American Art Annual 1927-33; Who's Who in American Art 1936-40; History & Ideas of the American Art (Harmsen); West As Art; SF Chronicle & NY Times, 12-29-1938 (obits).

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About  Francis John McComas

Born:  1875 - Fingal, Tasmania
Died:   1938 - Pebble Beach, California
Known for:  tree landscape, Indian scene, marine paintings