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 Louis Edward Rea  (1868 - 1927)

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Lived/Active: California/Michigan      Known for: landscape painting

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Louis Edward Rea
from Auction House Records.
Near Fairfax
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Biography from Crocker Art Museum Store:
A landscape painter, he was born in Flint, Michigan on February 6, 1868.  Rea moved to northern California with his family in 1876 and settled in the small town of Lincoln in Placer County.  He was educated at Methodist College in nearby Napa, where he was a resident from about 1890. 

Artistically inclined at an early age, at 17 he won a cash prize at the state fair.  Often accompanied by E. A. Burbank, he made painting forays into the area around his home.  Rea was averse to having buildings in his landscapes and felt they detracted from his purpose.  His sensitive, poetic interpretations of the hills of Marin and Sonoma Counties qualify him as one of California's finest painters.  His subject matter and palette are similar to those of Thad Welch and Jack Wisby.  Rea died of appendicitis in San Francisco on August 25, 1927.

Calif. State Fair, 1881-90, 1925-27 (awards); Mechanics' Inst. (SF), 1890; Calif. Artists, Palace of FA, 1921; Kanst Gallery (LA), 1927, 1937.


OHS; DR; S F Chronicle, 8-28-1927 (obit).
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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