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Arthur Hill Gilbert

Landscape painter.  Born in Mt. Vernon, IL on June 10, 1894.  Gilbert graduated from the Evanston Academy in 1913 and then spent two years at Northwestern University.  In 1917 he attended the U.S. Naval Academy OfficerÂ’s School at Annapolis and then served abroad.  Following his military stint, he moved to Southern California about 1920.  After studying in Los Angeles at the Otis Art Institute, he had further training in Paris and London.  His Monterey Oaks won him the Hallgarten prize at the National Academy of Design in 1929 and the following year he won both the Ranger and the Murphy prizes.  In 1930 he settled in Monterey and became known for his landscapes and bright, sunny coastal scenes of the Monterey Peninsula.  An impressionist, his palette seldom varied and stayed mainly in the blue, yellow, green, and pastel shades.  His works won many awards in California shows during the 1920s and 1930s.  During his later years, Gilbert spent most of his time on his ranch near Stockton where he died on April 28, 1970.

Member : Associate of the National Academy of Design, 1930; California Art Club; Carmel Art Association; Laguna Beach Art Association; Bohemian Club, San Francisco; Salmagundi Club, New York.

Exhibited : National Academy of Design, Art Institute of Chicago; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; California State Fair, 1930; Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939.

Works held : California Palace of the Legion of Honor; National Academy of Design; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Springville (Utah) Museum; Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art; Bohemian Club.

(Source: Hughes, Edan Milton, "Artists in California: 1786-1940," San Francisco: Hughes Publishing Company, 1989.)


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