biography of Charles John DICKMAN (1863-1943)

Birth place: Demmin, Germany

Death place: San Francisco, CA

Addresses: San Francisco, CA

Profession: Landscape and marine painter, lithographer

Studied: with Virgil Williams at San Francisco Sch. of Des.; Académie Julian, Paris with J.P. Laurens and B. Constant, in Paris, 1896-1901; Munich, Germany, with Carl Marr

Exhibited: SNBA, 1899; Paris Salon; PPE, 1915; Bohemian Club; San Francisco AA, annuals

Member: San Fran. AA.

Work: murals, Syndicate Bldg., Oakland; Steamship Co. San Fran.; Bohemian Club; Crocker Mus.; Oakland Mus.

Comments: A German native, he grew up in the U.S. and went to San Francisco in1882. From 1886-1896 he was a partner in the Dickman-Jones-Hettrick Lithography Company. After a five year stay in Europe he returned to California, living in Monterey, where a street is named after him. He moved to San Francisco c.1915. He was a close friend and sketching partner of William Keith (see entry). His specialty was marine painting but he also painted landscapes of Shasta, Lake Tahoe, Death Valley and Tonopah, NV.

Sources: WW40; Hughes, Artists of California, 148; P&H Samuels, 140; Fink, American Art at the Nineteenth-Century Paris Salons, 337.