Alson Skinner Clark Biography

Born in Chicago, IL, Clark studied at the Art Institute of
Chicago, in New York City under William Merritt Chase and at the Art Students League, and in Paris at the Academie Julian and the James McNeil Whistler School.  Returning to the U. S. in 1901, Clark established a studio in Watertown, NY and then returned to Chicago where in 1903 a successful exhibition allowed for several years of European and Canadian travels.  He settled in Southern California where in 1922 he and Guy Rose formed the teaching facility of the Stickney Art School.  During this period he also maintained a studio in Palm Springs.  Clark was an instructor of landscape painting at Occidental College in the late 1930’s.  Clark is one of the most renowned Impressionists of Southern California.  His works won many awards and are included in many major museum collections.