Biography from the archives of AskART.com.
Born in New York City, he became a portrait of prominent persons and landscape painter.
As a teen teenager, he moved to San Francisco where he studied at the School of Design. He then studied in Munich with Carl von Marr at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and in Paris at the Academie Julian with Jules Lefebvre, Robert Fleury, and H Zugel, famous animal painter.
He painted the Chinese fisher folk in Monterey and established himself as a portrait painter in San Francisco where his subjects were many notable persons of that period including Rex Linkard and General Otis.
He moved to Los Angeles when his studio was destroyed in the earthquake and fire of 1906. He resumed portrait painting and from 1908 taught at the Art Students League of Los Angeles. Between 1908 and the 1930, he made numerous desert landscape painting trips into New Mexico and Arizona, but he continued to live in Los Angeles until his death in 1940.