|DeWitt Parshall |
Born in Buffalo, New York on August 2, 1864, DeWitt Parshall, during his college years, had a marked talent for caricature, much to the dismay of the faculty members. After graduating from Hobart College in 1885, he sailed for Dresden where he entered the Royal Academy. He had further study in Paris with Alexander Harrison and at Académies Cormon and Julian.
After moving from New York City to California in 1917, he settled in Santa Barbara where he remained until his death on July 7, 1956. Parshall is best known for his paintings of the Grand Canyon, most of which were done during the years 1910-17; whereas, in California he specialized in landscapes and florals.
Member: ANA (1910); NA (1917); Allied AA; International Society Art League; Lotus Club; Century Association; NAC; California Art Club; AFA.
Exhibited: World's Columbian Expo (Chicago), 1893; PPIE, 1915; LACMA, 1921; Santa Barbara AA, 1924; Biltmore Salon (LA), 1925; Painters of the West (LA), 1925; GGIE, 1939; Santa Barbara Art League, 1939; Montecito Country Club, 1940.
Works Held: Toledo (OH) Museum; Syracuse (NY) Museum; Detroit Inst. of Arts; San Diego Museum; LACMA; Seattle Museum; Santa Barbara Museum; MM.
Hughes, Edan M. Artists In California 1786-1940. 3rd ed. Vol. 1. Sacramento: Crocker, Art Museum, 2002. N. pag. 2 vols. Print.