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Clarence Keiser Hinkle (1880 - 1960)

Clarence Keiser Hinkle was an American painter. He was one of the early California painters who specialized in landscapes.

Hinkle was a native Californian. His family were ranchers, operating near Sacramento. Much of his early education was conducted in California, including taking classes at Sacramento's Crosker Art Gallery and the Mary Hopkins Institute in nearby San Francisco.

He studied outside the state, as well, at the Art Students League in New York and at the Pennsylvania Academy of Arts and abroad at the Ecole de Beaux Arts and the Academie Colarossi in Europe. During his time in Paris, he developed an interest in Impressionism and Pointillism, both of which became strong influences on his painting style.

Clarence Keiser Hinkle was both a painter and an educator. From 1912 - 1917 he painted and exhibited in San Francisco. Eventually, he moved south and worked in Los Angeles. He became a teacher at the Los Angeles School of Art and Design and at the Chouinar Institute.

He had a long and productive career as a teacher and an artist, producing until the last years of his life. Toward the end of his life, he lived in Laguna Beach and eventually moved to Santa Barbara, where he died.

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