biographie de Manuel VALENCIA (1856-1935)

Birth place: Marin County, CA

Death place: Sacramento, CA.

Addresses: San Francisco

Profession: Landscape painter

Studied: attended Santa Clara College but was primarily self-taught; had a few lessons with Jules Tavernier; Esquela de Belles Artes, Mexico City

Work: Bohemian Club; Huntington Art Gal., San Marino; Oakland Mus.; San Jose Hist. Mus.; Sierra Nevado Mus., Reno, NV; State Capitol, Sacramento

Comments: A member of one of California's earliest families, he is known for his landscapes and historic scenes of Northern California and Colorado. He married Mabel Eadon Valencia (see entry), and they had nine children. It was not until later in his career, in San Francisco in 1912, that he exhibited regularly and found success. Positions: staff artist, San Francisco Chronicle; illustrator for the Salvation Army newspaper.

Sources: Hughes, Artists in California, 571; P&H Samuels, 496.

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