Gordon Grant Biography

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Gordon Grant (1875-1962) Born in San Francisco, CA on July 7, 1875. Grant grew up in San Francisco and at age 12 sailed around the Horn to London, England to study art at the Heatherly and Lambeth Schools. Returning to his native city in the 1890s, he was an illustrator for the Examiner. He maintained a studio in NYC at 137 East 66th Street throughout most of his career, but was active in California as a member and exhibitor of the California Printmakers and California Society of Etchers. Grant was the author-illustrator of Ships Under Sail (1941) and The Secret Voyage (1943). He died in NYC on May 7, 1962. Member: NA; AFA; Salmagundi Club; NAC; American WC Society; NY Society of Painters; NY WC Club; Washington WC Club; Baltimore WC Club; Chicago Society of Etchers; Philadelphia WC Club; Calif. PM; Calif. Society of Etchers. Exh: Salmagundi Club (NYC), 1901, 1929, 1931 (prizes); NAD, 1926; AIC, 1927, 1933; Calif. Society of Etchers, 1928; Pasadena Art Inst., 1930; NMAA, 1930 (solo); Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1931, 1937; Chicago Society of Etchers, 1932 (1st prize), 1935; Library of Congress, 1944-46. In: CGA; Shasta State Historical Museum; MM; Whitney Museum; Joslyn Art Museum (Omaha); NY Public Library; Annapolis Naval Academy; New Britain Museum of Art; Library of Congress; White House (Washington DC); Kennebunkport (ME) Post Office (mural).


Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"

American Art Annual 1905-33; Who's Who in American Art 1936-62; Oakland Tribune & NY Times, 5-8-1962 (obits).

California Watercolor