CLEMENTS, George Henry

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George Henry Clements
Avalon, 1897
Collection of Jeff and Bernadette Olsen

CLEMENTS, George Henry (1854-1935), artist and watercolorist who specialized in coastal scenes. He worked as a clerk for the New Orleans Cotton Exchange before turning to painting in 1880. Clemente was one of the earliest artists to visit and paint on Santa Catalina Island (1897).

After the turn of the century he settled in New York.



In the News~

December 29, 1935 [San Bernardino County Sun]: “Newspapers recorded the passing on December 15 of that splendid veteran artist, George Henry Clements, in his eighty-first year at Lake Charles, La. Clements was born in Sacramento, reared in New Orleans, studied art in Paris 15 years, returning to New York, where he painted and taught.”