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Clifford Holmes
'Summer Bouquet', Society of Western Artists, De Young Museum, Oakland Museum

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Signed lower left, 'Clifford Holmes' (American, 1876-1963) and created circa 1955. Titled, verso, 'Mixed Bouquet' and inscribed with artist's Hayward, California address. The descendant of a pioneer California family, Clifford Holmes first studied at the University of Redlands and, subsequently, at San Francisco State. He later traveled and studied in Europe. Holmes painted in a wide variety of media including oil, watercolor and pastel and his favored subjects included portraits, landscapes and still-lives. Over the course of a long career, he exhibited widely and with success including at the Society of Western Artists, the American Artist's Professional League, the De Young Museum, the Crocker Art Club (later the Crocker Museum) and the Oakland Museum of which he was a founder and long-time board member. The recipient of numerous prizes, medals and juried awards, he also served as president of both the Santa Cruz Art League and the Hayward Art Association. Source: Nancy Dustin Moure, "Santa Cruz Art League Statewide Art Exhibition Index, First through Twenty-seventh, 1928-1957 (Publications in California Art, No. 12)"
  • Creator:
    Clifford Holmes (1876 - 1963)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 24 in (60.96 cm)Width: 18 in (45.72 cm)Depth: 0.75 in (1.91 cm)
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  • Movement & Style:
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  • Condition:
    minor restoration, minor losses; unframed; shows well.
  • Gallery Location:
    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU34412766462
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