biographie de Alson Skinner CLARK (1876-1949)

Birth place: Chicago, IL

Death place: Pasadena, CA

Addresses: Pasadena, CA, from c. 1919

Profession: Painter, lithographer, teacher, illustrator, mural painter

Studied: AIC, 1890s; Chase Sch. Art, 1898-99; Académie Julian, Académie Delecluse, and Académie Whistler, all in Paris, with Simon, Cottet, Whistler, Mucha, Merson, 1900-01

Exhibited: Paris Salon, 1901-04; Anderson Gal., Chicago, 1902; St. Louis Expo, 1904 (medal); PAFA, 1904-16; AIC, 1906 (prize); Corcoran Gal, 1907-23; M. Ricketts Gal., Chicago, 1908; Pan-Pacific Expo, 1915 (gold medal); Southwest Mus., Los Angeles, 1923 (prize); LACMA, 1925 (prize), 1940 (solo); Pasadena AI, 1930-33 (prize); GGE, 1939; Schoelkopf Gal., NYC, 1971; NAD; CI

Member: All. AA; Southern Calif. Printmakers; Pasadena SA; Calif. WCS; Laguna Beach AC; SC; Grand Central AG; Chicago Soc. Artists; Chicago Cliff Dwellers; Am. AA of Paris

Work: Victoria & Albert Mus., London; LACMA; San Diego FA Soc.; San Diego Mus. Art; AIC; State Library, Sacramento, CA; AGAA; NYPL; murals, Cathay Circle Theatre, Los Angeles; First Bank, Pasadena; Watertown (NY) Public Library; Muskeegon (MI) Art Gal.

Comments: An Impressionist, he traveled extensively every year, painting in Paris and Brittany (1903), Italy (1904), Quebec (1906), the Loire (1907), Spain and Paris (1909), Normandy (1910), Prague and Dalmatia (1912), Panama and the Caribbean (1913), and France again (1914). During WWI he was an aerial photographer. In 1919, he settled in Pasadena, CA, where he taught at the Stickney Art School from 1922-on with Guy Rose. He also taught at Occidental Col., Eagle Rock, CA, 1930s. He traveled to Mexico (1922-23, 1925, 1931), and painted in Europe again during the summer of 1936.

Sources: WW47; Hughes, Artists in California, 104; P&H Samuels, 96; Falk, Exh. Record Series.

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