|Fitch Fulton |
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Oil on Board
14 x 18 inches
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Fitch Fulton, a landscape painter and designer was born in Beatrice, Nebraska on October 10, 1879. Fulton studied at the Art Students League of New York and at the Art Institute of Chicago under Vanderpoel, Freer, and J. Francis Smith. He then did set designs for a theatrical company in Denver for a few years before coming to San Francisco in 1913 to design the Western Pacific & Rio Grande Railroad exhibit for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Opting to remain in California, he moved to Los Angeles in 1916 and continued as a scene painter. After settling in Glendale at 1545 Columbia drive, he worked for many years for Fox Studios and others. Fulton died in Glendale on February 23, 1955. His oils include scenes of Southern California and the Sierras.
Member: Academy of Western Painters (treasurer); California Watercolor Society; California Art Club; Painters & Sculptors of Los Angeles (Pres., 1926-27).
Exhibited: Little Gallery, Glendale, 1941 (first solo); Ebell Salon, Los Angeles, 1943.
Awards: gold medal, 1913, Knight Templar, Denver, Colorado; gold & silver medals for design & execution of Gould Railroad Building, Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1915; honorable mention, Los Angeles, 1938; purchase prize, Palos Verdes Art Gallery, 1935; gold medals, Painters & Sculptors of Los Angeles, 1938, 1941.
Works held: Palos Verdes Library (Old Malibu Road).
Hughes, Edan M. Artists In California 1786-1940. 3rd ed. Vol. 1. Sacramento: Crocker, Art Museum, 2002. N. pag. 2 vols. Print.