Alson Clark

1876-1949, Pasadena, CA

Eucalyptus landscape with fisherman

Oil on canvas laid to canvas
Signed lower left: Alson Clark
27" H x 27" W

  • Notes: Alson Skinner Clark was born in Chicago in 1876 into a well-off family that supported his artistic studies at a young age. After graduating from high school, Clark enrolled at the Art Institute of Chicago where he studied for one year before leaving school prematurely to move to New York City instead. There, Clark enrolled at the Art Students League of New York where he studied under William Merritt Chase for several years.

    In 1900, Clark and a group of friends moved to Paris to study at the Academie Julian and the short-lived Whistler School of Art. Within two years, Clark's painting The Violinist was accepted and shown at the historically important Paris Salon. Clark also became interested in lithography around this time, before serving as a photographer for the Navy during the first World War.

    Clark and his wife, Medora, moved to Pasadena, California in 1919 and built a home and studio. He began teaching with Guy Rose at the Stickney Art School in Pasadena and later taught at the Occidental College in Eagle Rock. Over the course of his career, Clark became a member of the Pasadena Society of Artists, the California Watercolor Society, and the California Art Club - among many other organizations. Clark died on March 22, 1949.
  • Condition: Visual: Generally good condition. Tacking edges reinforced.

    Blacklight: A few areas of touch-up in the sky, the largest approximately 2.5" x 1.5" at lower center.

    Frame: 33.5" H x 33.5" W x 2.25" D

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