Francis Harvey Cutting 1872 - 1964
Pacific Grove Cottage 1954
Oil on board, 16 x 20
Born in Iowa, young Francis Harvey Cutting moved to Campbell, California was twenty-one years old. He attended San Jose State College and taught school for a brief time in Paso Robles, California. But inheritance from an uncle freed him from the necessity of working and he dedicated himself to painting. During the early 1920's, he had a studio in Pacific Grove where he studied art with William Adam, Arthur Hill Gilbert, Charles Harmon and Frank Pebbles. In 1927, he moved his studio to Campbell and remained until his death. He used a bright pallette in rendering interpretaitons of many of the famous settings of the West. He was exhibited widely, including the Stanford University Art Gallery and the Santa Cruz Art League.