|George Booth Root Post |
A watercolorist, Post was born in Oakland, California on September 29, 1906. Post settled in San Francisco in 1919 and, after graduating from Polytechnic High school, studied at the California School of Fine Arts (1924-26). He began exhibiting in the early 1930s and received favorable criticism for his watercolors of the San Francisco Bay area and the Mother Lode country. He taught at Stanford University (1940), San Jose State College (1951-52), and the California College of Arts and Crafts (1947-72). Having traveled and painted around the world, Post lived in San Francisco until his demise on March 26, 1997.
Member: American Watercolor Society, San Francisco Art Association, California Watercolor Society, and San Diego Watercolor Society.
Exhibited: Beaux Arts Gallery in San Francisco, 1931 (solo); San Francisco Art Center, 1932-34; San Francisco Museum of Art, 1936, 1941, (solos); California-Pacific International Expo (San Diego), 1935; Art Institute of Chicago, 1936; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1939, 1945, 1960, 1965 (solos); Oakland Art Gallery, 1936, 1937 (solo), 1947 (prize); Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1936, 1945 (prize); Laguna Beach Museum, 1942 (solo); California Watercolor Society, 1947-53 (prize); Seattle Museum, 1949 (solo); Springfield, Missouri Museum, 1966; Zellerbach Show, San Francisco, 1975 (1st prize); Challis Gallery, Laguna Beach, 1979 (solo); and Society of Western Artists, 1979 (1st prize).
Works Held: California Historical Society; Metropolitan Museum; San Francisco Museum of Art; California Palace of the Legion of Honor; Oakland Museum; Santa Barbara Museum; Mills College, Oakland; and a mural at Sonora High School.
Hughes, Edan M. Artists In California 1786-1940. 3rd ed. Vol. 1. Sacramento: Crocker, Art Museum, 2002. N. pag. 2 vols. Print.