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Phil Latimer Dike (1906 - 1990) was active/lived in California, Arizona.  Phil Dike is known for Mod coastal-town-landscape and regional scene painting.

Known as the intellectual and artistic leader of the California watercolor artists, Phil Dike was strongly influenced by avant-garde* painters Georgia O'Keeffe, John Marin, and Charles Burchfield.

He was born in Redlands, California, and was exposed to art from his childhood because his grandmother, Eliza Twigg, was a painter.  He first studied art in high school with Mary Louise Arnold whom Dike later described as so sombre and dressed in such heavy shoes that she looked "like Washington crossing the Delaware" (Edan Hughes).

In 1924, he began his art education at Chouinard Art Institute* in Los Angeles, and in 1928 went to the Art Students League* in New York where he studied with Frank DuMond and George Luks.  He traveled throughout Europe and studied for a year, 1930, in France at the American Academy of Fontainebleau, and exhibited at that time at the Paris Salon.

He returned to Los Angeles where he taught at Chouinard's for twenty ye   ...  [Displaying 1000 of 6790 characters.]  Artist bio

Artist auction records

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California Watercolor
Oceanside, CA 

The California Watercolor gallery is actively looking for new works by Phil Dike. Please contact us if you'd like a free estimate of your art and we'd be happy to help.

Jeff Olsen Fine Art
Newport Beach, CA 


Claremont Fine Arts
Claremont, CA 

Any quality work by this artist.