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Pearl Took
'Jade', Sir John Cass, Otis Art Institute, California

1977

$1,250

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Monogrammed center left, 'PT' for Pearl Took (American, 1928-2012); additionally signed, dated 1977 and titled verso 'Portrait of Jade' with artist card. After winning London County Council Art Scholarship Awards, Pearl Took studied Skipton Art School (1943-7) and, subsequently, at Sir John Cass College (1947-9). After immigrating to Pasadena, California in 1957 with her family, Took started an active career in painting in 1961, becoming a teacher at Pasadena City College and Glendale College. She continued to further her studies at California State College, Los Angeles, the Art Center of Design and the Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design. Took exhibited successfully, both solo and with groups, in Los Angeles County throughout her teaching career in addition to working as a free lance illustrator for the Pasadena Star News. Sir John Cass College, London, England, 1947-1949 Skipton Art School, England, 1943-1947 CREDENTIALS and PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES California State University, Humboldt, Set Design, Summer 1988 Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, Fashion and commercial art courses, 1981 Art Center College of Design, Commercial art courses, 1980 California Community College Life Credential in Fine and Applied Arts, 1980 California Standard Designated Subjects Life Credential in Art, 1966 California State College, Los Angeles, educational theory courses,1966 SOLO EXHIBITIONS Pasadena Municipal Court, 1978 National Society of Arts and Letters, Pasadena Chapter, 1977 Pasadena Star News,1977 Glendale YWCA Altadena Public Library, for opening of new library building, April 1975 Paul Metcalf Gallery, Pasadena, 1971 Brand Library, Glendale, 1970 Pasadena Schools Federal Credit Union, 1969 Pasadena Public Library, 1968 Glendale College Library, 1968 Glendale Main Library, February 1967 Allegra Gallery, Los Angeles, 1966 Gallery 8, Pasadena, 1965 GROUP EXHIBITIONS Chalk on the Walk, Pasadena City Hall, 1994 Glendale College Library, 1970 Pasadena City College Natural Selection, Los Angeles Pasadena Artists Association, Pasadena Public Library (in 1960s) Pan Pacific Auditorium, Invitational Decorators and Home Furnishings Show, L. A., 1963 ARTS RELATED EMPLOYMENT 1963-2003 Pearl Took Studio. Several series of group and private classes. 1964-1982 Free-lance Illustrator. Clients included courtroom Illustrations for the Pasadena Star News and illustrations for The Gambling Times magazine and others. 1964-1980 Art Instructor, Pasadena City College. Taught Portraiture, Figure Study, Landscape, Drawing Fundamentals, Color Theory, Two Dimensional Design and related subjects using varied techniques and media. Initiated several innovative concepts in curriculum. 1965-1979 Art Instructor, Glendale College. Figure Study and Landscape Painting. 1966 Art Instructor, Glendale YWCA. Encaustic techniques. 1960s Art Instructor, West Los Angeles College. Experimental mixed media class. (in 1960s, exact dates unknown) GUEST LECTURES The Church of Truth, Pasadena, several in 1980s Kaiser Permanente, severeal presentations National Society of Arts and Letters, Pasadena Chapter, 1977 Altadena Public Library, 1975 Pasadena Public Library, ca 1968 Glendale Art Association, 1965 Television interview and exhibition, The Chucko Show, 1964 Pan Pacific Auditorium, Home Decorators Show, 1963 PUBLICATIONS Clusters, Winter 2002, San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly 14 Creative Writing Handbook, self published, 1998 Dreaming: Inside Out: a practical dream workbook, self published, 1996 SCHOLARSHIPS London County Council Scholarship Awards: 1947-1950 Major County Award and 1945-1947 Major County award 1943-1945 Senior County Award; 1939-1943 Junior County Award Courtesy of the Artist's website.

Details

  • Creator
    Pearl Took (1928 - 2012, American)
  • Creation Year
    1977
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Width: 24 in. (60.96 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    minor edge-rubbing, minor losses; unframed.
  • Gallery Location
    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3442648321

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