Yosemite by Harry Cassie Best

(United States, 20th Century)

Yosemite by Harry Cassie Best
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Yosemite by Harry Cassie Best

Born in Mount Pleasant near Petersboro, Canada, Harry Cassie Best became a noted painter of Yosemite National Park landscapes. He and his artist brother, Arthur Cassie Best, were musicians with Harry playing the violin and Arthur the clarinet. In 1887, Harry was first inspired to paint when traveling with their band he saw Mt. Hood in Oregon, and for several years, he observed the changing seasons and landscape of that mountain. Moving with his brother to San Francisco when their band broke up, he studied with artist Alfred Rodriquez. In 1891, he began submitting cartoons to the San Francisco newspapers, having been encouraged by cartoonist Homer Davenport whom he met in Silverton, Oregon. For five years Best then worked as a cartoonist. His brother ran Best Art School and Harry Best organized the basic sketch class. In 1900, he "discovered" Yosemite where he built a studio-home at the foot of Bridaiveil Fall. At that location, he was married to Anne Rippey, and they built the Best Studio, which also was a concession business. He lived there the remainder of his life except from 1910, he spent the coldest winter months in Arizona. He also traveled to Paris and Italy, and in 1916 and 1920, to Hawaii. One of his collectors was Theodore Roosevelt, who hung Best's painting of Mount Shasta in the White House. Best's daughter married western landscape photographer Ansel Adams, and the Best Studio later became the Ansel Adams Gallery. He died in 1936 in San Francisco. This oil on canvas is signed in the lower left hand corner. Our Item #10350

FRAMED: HEIGHT: 26 in | WIDTH: 36 in
UNFRAMED: HEIGHT: 20½ in | WIDTH: 30½ in

Origin United States
Category Acrylic
Circa1925
Period 20th Century
Style Realism
ConditionGood

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CONDITION: This painting has been cleaned and lined. In a new 22 karat gilt frame.

THB REF: 4772917933
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