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(1906-1986): This native southern Californian was one of the leading California Style watercolor artists beginning in the early 1930s. He studied at Chouinard Art Institute with Frank Tolles Chamberlin and Clarence Hinkle, and at the Art Students League in New York. He then learned fresco painting and mural decoration at the American Academy in Fontainbleau, France. Between 1935 and 1945 he was a color consultant, designer, and instructor for Disney Studios. From 1950-1969 he was a professor of art at Scripps College and Calremont Graduate School. He also did altar pieces for churches, mosaic decorations, illustrations for national publications, and limited-edition lithographs and serigraphs.

Vision Knowledge and Skill

Phil Dike
East San Gabriel Valley

On the exterior of the Art Center Building at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut. Photo © Robin Dunitz.