Artist Biography

Edward Wilson CURRIER
1857 - 1918

Edward Wilson Currier was born in Marietta, OH on October 11, 1857, the son of lithographer Charles Jacob Currier and nephew of Nathaniel Currier of Currier & Ives. Edward’s art studies were at the Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago and with G. L. Clough in New York. He settled in San Francisco in 1882 into a studio in the old "Monkey Block" (now the Transamerica Pyramid) which housed many other local artists. Working in oil and watercolor, his subjects include California landscapes, coastal scenes, still lifes, views of San Francisco, and an occasional seascape. Much of his early work was lost in the earthquake and fire of 1906. Currier died at his studio-home at 1002 Ellis Street on November 15, 1918. Exhibited: Mechanics' Institute (San Francisco), 1896, 1897; San Francisco Art Ass'n annuals; Mark Hopkins Institute, 1898; California State Fairs, 1899, 1902; Starr King Fraternity, 1905; Alaska-Yukon Expo (Seattle), 1909 (silver medal). In: Santa Cruz City Museum; California Historical Society; City of Monterey Collection; Society of California Pioneers.

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