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 William George Gaskin  (1892 - 1968)

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Lived/Active: California      Known for: Oriental motif painting

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Born in San Francisco, CA on Dec. 11, 1892. Gaskin studied at the CSFA, ASL in NYC, and in Europe. During the Depression he was co-director of the northern California Art Project for the WPA and later was on the San Francisco Art Commission. During the 1950s and 1960s he taught at the Schaeffer School of Design. His paintings were influenced by Oriental art and philosophy. A lifelong resident of his native city, Gaskin died there on June 25, 1968. Exh: SFAA from 1924; SF Artists, City of Paris Gallery, 1924; Calif. Artists at Calif. Industries Expo (San Diego), 1926; Gump's (SF), 1933; Oakland Art Gallery, 1934; Santa Cruz Art League, 1934; SFMA, 1935; Stendahl Gallery (LA), 1943 (with S. MacDonald-Wright). In: SFMA; Lafayette High School (SF); SF Art Commission (SF Street Scene).
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Carmel at Work & Play, p. 58; California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; Los Angeles Times, 10-31-1943.
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