|Sydney Janis Yard|
Sydney Janis Yard was a watercolorist born in Rockford, Illinois on November 5, 1855. Yard began his art studies in New York City and continued under Sutton Palmer in the British Isles where he became a master of English watercolor techniques. He won some recognition in New York before coming to California in 1882. For the first three years in California, he was a painter of Andrew Putman Hill in a photography business with studios in San Jose and Palo Alto. In 1904 he settled on the Monterey Peninsula where he published a newspaper which was a substantial part of his income. A skilled watercolorist, his works are primarily landscapes and coastal scenes of the Monterey Peninsula. Yard died there on January 1, 1909.
Exhibitions: San Francisco Art Association, 1896-1908; Starr King Fraternity, Oakland, 1905; Berkeley Art Association, 1908; Oakland Home Club, 1908; Alaska-Yukon Exposition, Seattle, 1909; Del Monte Art Gallery, 1909-12.
Works Held: California Historical Society; Harrison Library, Carmel; Santa Cruz City Museum; Monterey Peninsula Museum.
Hughes, Edan M. Artists In California 1786-1940. 3rd ed. Vol. 1. Sacramento: Crocker, Art Museum, 2002. N. pag. 2 vols. Print