Arthur Atkins (painter)
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Arthur Atkins (1873, England¹ - 8 January 1899, Piedmont, California) was a tonalist landscape painter who emigrated to San Francisco at the age of 19. He was essentially self-taught, but studied briefly at the San Francisco School of Design. His paintings were shown at the Vickery, Atkins & Torrey gallery and at his Jackson Street studio, both in San Francisco, and his paintings sold well. His brother, Henry Atkins and his uncle, William Kingston Vickery were co-founders of the Vickery, Atkins & Torrey art gallery.
Atkins' favorite landscape subject were the rolling hills near Piedmont, across the bay from San Francisco. Atkins' works are very rare due to a fire at his San Francisco studio in the 1890s, further losses in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire and his premature death at age 25.
A book of Atkins' notes and letters, from his visit to Europe, by A. M. Robertson and Bruce Porter, was published in 1908.
Works - Partial List
- Piedmont Valley (1895)
- Piedmont Hills (1896)
- Landscape (1896)
- Piedmont (1896)
- Pines: St. Hospice (1897)
- The Marne: Charenton (1898)
- The Basin: St. Cloud (1898)
- Charenton (1898)
- Penarth Pier (1898)
- "Arthur ATKINS (1873-1899) - Biography, life, background and work by Artprice". Artprice.com. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
- California Art Research, Vol V (1937), Work Projects Administration
- The Letters of Arthur Atkins (1908), A. M. Robertson and Bruce Porter
- Art in California (1916), Bruce Porter, Porter Garnett, et al.
- Artists of the American West, Vol III (1985), Doris Ostrander Dawdy
- Artists in California 1786 - 1940 (1989), Edan Milton Hughes