Clarence Hinkle was a versatile American artist that worked during the early to mid-20th-century. Born in California, he travelled extensively, gaining first-hand experience of the various strands of European art. His style was multivarious, adapting his approach to line, colour and expression based upon the subject at hand. And ultimately, his love for painting led to recognition at the highest level - with exhibitions at the Met Museum and the Museum for Modern Art, New York.
Born in Auburn, California, United States.
Studied at the Crocker Art Gallery under William Franklin Jackson.
Moved to San Francisco and studied at the California School of Design under Arthur Mathews.
Moved to New York and enrolled in the Art Students League of New York.
Studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia.
Following an academy scholarship, he travelled to Europe to study.
Tree-Lined Canal View With Cottages
Enrolled in the Académie Julian, Paris.
Debut at the Paris Salon.
Returned to New York and exhibited at the National Academy of Design.
Received the Cooper Union prize for drawing.
Produced various portrait commissions.
Moved to Los Angeles and began working at the School of Art and Design.
Married Mabel Bain who later became the subject of many of his figure studies.
Moved to Laguna Beach.
Exhibited at the Pan-American Exhibition at the Los Angeles Museum.
Awarded the Harold A Streator Memorial Prize.
Travelled to Florence and studied the old masters and then on to Paris and England.
Exhibited works at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Moved to Santa Barbara.
Retrospective exhibition at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
Works shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Final retrospective exhibition.
Died in Santa Barbara, California, United States.