CLARENCE KEISER HINCKLE
SANTA BARBARA COAST
Oil on Canvas
18 x 23¾ Inches
Signed Lower Right
Born in Auburn, California, Clarence Keiser Hinckle grew up on a ranch outside Sacramento. He first studied at the Mark Hopkins Institute in San Francisco under Arthur Mathews and, later, at the Art Students League in New York with William Merritt Chase. As he was experimenting with modernism, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts awarded him the Cresson Scholarship which enabled him to study for six years in France. Moving to Paris, he enrolled at the Academie Colarossi and, subsequently studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. During this period, he studied both the old masters and the Impressionists and was able to fully absorb the lessons of modernism. Returning to the U.S. in 1912, He spent five years painting in San Francisco before moving to Laguna Beach to teach at both the Chouinard Art Institute and the Los Angeles School of Art & Design. In 1935, Hinckle moved his studio and home to Santa Barbara where he was appointed to the faculty of the Santa Barbara School of Art. He remained both active as a teacher and prolific as a painter until his death in 1960. Over the course of a long career, Clarence Hinckle exhibited widely and with great success and was the recipient of numerous prizes, medals and juried awards. We are pleased to offer this vibrant seascape from the artist's mature period.
California Art Club; San Diego Fine Art Society; Laguna Beach Art Association.
Del Monte Hotel, 1913; Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1915; Los Angeles County Musuem of Art, 1919; Group of Eight, 1927; Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art; National Academy of Design; Oakland Art Gallery, 1932, 1939.
Gold medal, California Art Club, 1925; first prizes, Laguna Beach Art Association, 1926, 1928; Huntington Prize, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1921; Streeter Prize, Pasadena, 1929; Morrison Prize, Oakland, 1937.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art; de Young Museum; Laguna Beach Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Oakland Museum; San Diego Museum; Santa Barbara Museum; Springville Museum, Utah; Crocker Museum, Sacramento.
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