CHANNING PEAKE (1910-1989)
Ink and gouache 1950s
8 1/8 x 8 inches (20.6 x 20.3cm)
SKU: F.239/HK24 Categories: American, CHANNING PEAKE Tags: 1950s, CHANNING PEAKE, Ink and gouache
With a strong sense of direction, Peake moved to the Santa Ynez Valley, California in 1938, where he worked as a cattle rancher between documenting his ranch life on canvas: the California landscape, bold renderings of farm machinery and studies of bulls and horses. His artistic success led to an influential meeting with Picasso and several years spent studying in Europe. With renewed inspiration, he returned to the Santa Ynez Valley and became a founding member of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. His sculptures, paintings and murals in the historical areas of Santa Barbara capture the essence of California's heritage."