|Theodore Criley |
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"Autumn Landscape with Trees"
Oil on burlap
38 x 48 1/4 inches
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Theodore Criley was born in Lawrence, Kansas on March 26, 1880. Criley began his art studies at the Art Institute of Chicago and continued in Paris at Academie Julian (1913-15). His style shows the influence of the French Impressionists. Many of his works are signed with his initials or a monogram of the letters "TMC."
A businessman, he had hotels in Chicago and Kansas City until the close of WWI. He then sold his business and moved to California in 1917. He built a home in Carmel Highlands, where he became a close friend of artists John O'Shea and William Ritschel whom he often accompanied on painting forays. Criley died on October 5, 1930 in Santa Clara, California.
Member: Carmel Art Association.
Exhibited: Paris Salon, 1913; San Francisco Art Association, 1916-28.
Works Held: Mills College (Oakland).
Benezit; Artists of the American West; American Art Annual, 1915-31. Print.
Hughes, Edan M. Artists In California 1786-1940. 3rd ed. Vol. 1. Sacramento: Crocker, Art Museum, 2002. N. pag. 2 vols. Print.