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 George Fletcher Clark  (1899 - 1982)

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Lived/Active: New York/California/Kansas      Known for: marionette carver, sculptor, illustrator

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Earning a BA at the University of California, George Fletcher Clark studied at the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design in New York, and in Europe.  Clark began his career as a designer of hand-carved marionettes in 1923.

During the 1930s he was a resident of San Francisco and employed as an art teacher for the WPA Project.  He then moved to Greenwich Village in New York and taught at several eastern art schools.  Primarily a wood sculptor, his style was greatly influenced by extensive study of European Gothic and Romanesque sculpture.

He was an illustrator of Penny Puppets, Penny Theatre and Penny Plays (1941).

Exhibitions: EastWest Gallery, San Francisco, 1931; San Francisco Art Assoc., 1931; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1933.

Collections: Carmelita Monastery, Santa Clara, CA; Wood Memorial Gallery, Montpelier, VT.
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Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Who’s Who in American Art. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1936-1962, 1970, 1976; AskART, www.askart.com, accessed Dec. 18, 2007.
This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.

Biography from Crocker Art Museum Store:
Sculptor, painter. Born in Waterville, KS on Nov. 7, 1899. Clark studied at UC Berkeley and the Beaux Arts Institute of Design in New York. He began his career as a designer of hand-carved marionettes in 1923. During the 1930s he was a resident of San Francisco and employed as an art teacher for the WPA Project; he then moved to Greenwich Village in NYC and taught at several eastern art schools. He died in San Francisco on Nov. 22, 1982. Primarily a wood sculptor, his style was greatly influenced by extensive study of European Gothic and Romanesque sculpture. Exh: EastWest Gallery (SF), 1931 (with Ethel Grubb); SFAA, 1931; CPLH, 1933 (solo). In: Carmelita Monastery (Santa Clara, CA). CA&A; WWAA 1940-70.
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Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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.

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