Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 11:00pm
Campbell's Ainsley House is pleased to present a new exhibit, March 1 - June 30, 2013 entitled The Painter Around the Corner: Francis Cutting, a California Impressionist. Admission to the exhibit is free with the price of Ainsley House admission.
Francis Harvey Cutting was born on a farm near Riceville, Iowa on October 8, 1872. In 1893 he moved to Campbell, California. 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. He remained a resident of Campbell for the rest of his life except during 1920-25 when he maintained a studio-home in Pacific Grove.
In 1927, Cutting built a studio and home at 125 Harrison Avenue, Campbell and remained there until his death on June 8, 1964. He was a prolific painter and Impressionist, using a bright palette to create landscapes of Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Pacific Grove, Columbia River, Crater Lake, the Redwood Highway, Death Valley, and the Santa Cruz mountains.
For more information, please phone the Campbell Historical Museum 408-866-2757.