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 Charles Putnam Safford  (1900 - 1963)

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Lived/Active: California/Indiana      Known for: painting

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Post War artist, Charles Safford studied at the Pratt Institute in New York City and the Hans Hoffman School in New York on the G.I. Bill.

Selected Exhibitions: The Six Gallery, San Francisco 1955. The Art Bank of the San Francisco Art Association, 1958, 59, 60; Third Winter Invitational, California Palace of The Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1962

Literature: Thomas Albright, Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-1980; San Francisco Art Association (Institute) Catalog of the Art Bank.

David J Carlson, Carlson Gallery, California. Carlson's specialty is Post-World War II California artists, and he is preparing a catalogue for a 2004 traveling exhibition of these artists to several California museums.

This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Born in Logansport, IN on Nov. 18, 1900. Safford ran away from home at age 14 and spent his teens as a hobo. He briefly studied at the Pratt Institute and with Roi Clarkson Colman. Upon moving to California in the 1930s, he worked in the Coachella Valley and San Diego, and as an illustrator with the WPA in San Francisco. After serving in WWII, he attended the Hans Hofmann School in NYC and then returned to San Francisco. Safford died in Mendocino, CA on July 6, 1963. Exh: Oakland Art Gallery, 1934.
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Index of Artists Supplement (Daniel Mallett); Who's Who in American Art 1936-41.
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