Clarence Hinkle (1880-1960)
Clarence Hinkle was born in Auburn, California, in 1880 and grew up on a ranch outside of Sacramento. Hinkle first studied art at the nearby Crocker Art Gallery, and followed that with an impressive formal education in San Francisco at the Mark Hopkins Institute, The Art Studentís League in New York, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, as well as the Beaux Arts, Colarossi, and Julian Academies in Paris, where he was sent with a Cresson Traveling Scholarship.
Hinkle moved to San Francisco in 1913, and quickly held a successful one man show that was well received, and easily assimilated in to the local arts community.
In 1917 Hinkle moved to Los Angeles to teach in that cityís School of Design and the Chouinard School of Art, where he had a great influence on Phil Dike and Millard Sheets. From 1931 to 1935, Hinkle lived and was active in Laguna Beach, and following that was a resident of Santa Barbara for 25 years until his death in 1960.