|Paul Grimm |
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"Palm Springs Desert Scene"
Oil on Canvas
24 x 30 inches
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Paul A. Grimm was born of German parents in King Williams Town, South Africa, on January 11, 1891. Grimm already showed budding artistic promise at age 7, when he and his family moved to the United States. At the age of 18, he received a scholarship in Rochester, New York for art study at the Düsseldorf Royal Academy, a prestigious arts academy located in Germany.
After successfully completing his education in 1919, Grimm moved to Hollywood and began his art career by painting backdrops for movie studios. Grimm eventually settled in Palm Springs in 1932, where he remained a resident for the rest of his life.
Grimm maintained a small studio-gallery in downtown Palm Springs where notable figures, such as President Dwight D. Eisenhower, often visited and shared confidences. Eisenhower once wrote about these encounters, “I profited from the experience of seeing how a real artist creates the effects he wants.”
Although Grimm often painted High Sierra landscapes (where he summered), missions, and Indian portraits, he is most famous as a painter of the southern California desert and its many moods. One reviewer once wrote, “His canvases of Mt San Jacinto, which for their sheer magnificence and power of conception and execution, rank as probably the finest work ever done on the subject.”
Grimm died in Palm Springs on December 30, 1974.
Exhibited: San Diego Exposition, 1935.
Works held: Nevada Museum (Reno); Bank of America (Palm Springs); Palm Springs Post Office; Irvine (CA) Museum.