|Leon Kirkman Amyx |
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"Going to Church"
10 1/2 x 14 inches
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Leon Kirkman Amyx was born in Visalia, California on December 20, 1908. Amyx originally meant to pursue a career as a musician. He worked his way through college as a drummer in the pit orchestra of a silent movie house. After graduating from San Jose State College in 1931, he settled on an art career. He then studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts, University of California at Berkeley, and received an M.A. degree from Claremont Graduate School in 1941. He taught at Hartnell College in Salinas from 1936 to 1972, Sacramento State College, and San Jose State College. He was a resident of Georgetown, California until his death on August 13, 1995.
Member: Santa Cruz Art League; San Francisco Art Association; Carmel Art Association; California Watercolor Society; National Watercolor Society.
Exh: San Francisco Art Association, 1933-44; San Francisco Museum of Art, 1935; Golden Gate International Exopsition, 1939; Oakland Art Gallery, 1932, 1945 (silver medal); Monterey County Fair, 1949 (1st prize); California Watercolor Society, 1945-54; Hartnell College, 1995 (solo).
Works held: Monterey Peninsula Museum.
Hughes, Edan M. Artists In California 1786-1940. 3rd ed. Vol. 1. Sacramento: Crocker, Art Museum, 2002. N. pag. 2 vols. Print.