Thursday, May 10, 2012

Clark, Alson

Summer, Giverny
oil on canvas
65.1 x 81 cm (25.63 x 31.89 in.)
Private collection

Alson S. Clark (1876 - 1949) was an American Impressionist painter best known for his landscapes much influenced by the French Impressionists. Born in Chicago, Illinois, his art education included training at the Art Institute of Chicago (where he enrolled at Saturday classes at the age of 11), the Art Students League of New York. He spent much of his early career working in Paris, France.

He served in the US Army as an aerial photographer during World War I. In 1920 he and his wife relocated to Pasadena, California. He taught fine art at Occidental College, and was director of the Stickney Memorial School of Art in Pasadena.