Frederick William Becker was born in Vermillion, SD on March 24, 1888. He studied with
Hugh Breckenridge and Daniel Garber at The Pennsylvania Academy of the
Fine Arts, at the School of Art & Design, the Art Students
League in Los Angeles, and the Macky School in San Francisco.
He lived in New York City, Oklahoma City, Taos, and southern California in Palm
Springs and Cathedral City. An itinerant artist, Becker traveled
widely, and was active in California from the 1920s until his death in
Cathedral City on April 12, 1974.
Laguna Beach Art Association; Society of Texas Artists; Oklahoma Art League;
Southern States Art League; Desert Art Center.
San Francisco Art Assoc
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
City Directory; Artists of the American West
(Doris Dawdy); Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers
(Fielding, Mantle); Who's Who in American Art
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