|Charles John Dickman |
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Painter, lithographer, muralist. Born on May 14, 1863 in Demmin, Germany. Dickman came to America with his parents in 1865. During his teens he worked for lithographers in Detroit and NYC before moving to San Francisco in 1882. His art studies were begun under Virgil Williams at the local School of Design. During 1886-1896 he and two partners maintained the Dickman-Jones-Hettrick Lithograph Company. He then sailed for Paris for five years of study at Academies Colarossi and Julian under Laurens and Constant, and in Munich with Carl Marr. While there he painted several views of the French coast near Etaples. Returning to California in 1901, he lived in Monterey where Dickman Street is named for him. A close friend and sketching partner of Wm Keith, early in the century he was dubbed "California's Painter of Sunshine." After returning to San Francisco in 1914, he had a studio at 628 Montgomery Street. During the PPIE of 1915, Dickman was a member of the Int'l Jury of Awards. His last years were spent as a resident of the Bohemian Club where he died on Oct. 24, 1943.
Exh: Paris Salon; Calif. State Fair, 1900; Del Monte Art Gallery, 1907-10; PPIE, 1915; SFAA; Bohemian Club. In: Borox Co. (Oakland); Santa Cruz City Museum; Oakland Syndicate Bldg (mural); Bohemian Club; Crocker Museum (Sacramento); Oakland Museum; CHS. AAA 1919-33; BC; WWAA 1936-41; FId; AAW; CAR; Ber; YAMP; Del Monte Revisited.