Sam Hyde Harris

1889-1977, Alhambra, CA

"Early Newport"

Oil on canvas board
Signed lower left: Sam Hyde Harris; titled in another hand verso
16" H x 20" W

  • Provenance: Property from a Private Southern California Estate
  • Notes: Born in Middlesex, England in 1889, Sam Hyde Harris immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of 15 years old. Soon after, he became a successful commercial artist, painting signs and designing posters for advertising.

    In 1906, Harris was studying along side other well-known artists such as Hanson Puthoff. By 1913, at the age of 24, he traveled back to Europe, visiting his homeland of England, while taking time to view and study old master's works in Holland, France, and Germany. His study of more classical works connected with his love for plein air painting, rather than creating within the confines of a studio.

    During the Depression Era, Harris began teaching art part time. It was then than he found a new passion, and taught art classes at the Chouinard School of Art for several years. In 1977, Harris passed away in Los Angeles, having had an incredibly fruitful career as a living artist, winning hundreds of awards, and exhibiting his work for over 40 years across Southern California.

  • Condition: Visual: Generally good condition.

    Blacklight: No evidence of restoration.

    Frame: 21" H x 25" W x 1.75" D

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