Carl Hugo Beetz Jockeys in the Locker room Oil on Board c 1935
Carl Beetz was a great humorist and realist, following in the footsteps of Hogarth and Daumier and here he turns his attention to a group of jockeys in their lockerroom. Recently cleaned. Circa 1935.
A painter and printmaker, Carl Beetz is known for his watercolor regionalist and social-realist scenes of poverty stricken people such as figures in pool halls, at the race track, etc. He was born in San Francisco and studied at the California School of Fine Arts with Eric Spencer Macky, the Art Students League with George Bridgman, and the Chouinard Institute with Pruett Carter.
Beetz was a member of the California Watercolor Society and the Society of Etchers. From 1935 to 1944, he was an instructor at the Chouinard Art Institute. He also taught at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland and at San Francisco Junior College.
Large 26 x 30
Edan Hughes, “Artists in California, 1786-1940”
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