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Philip Herschel Paradise; One of California Regionalist Painters

Philip Herschel Paradise, 91, an artist considered one of the California Regionalist painters. Born in Ontario, Ore., Paradise studied and later taught at Los Angeles’ former Chouinard Art Institute. Also known as the California Scene group, Paradise and other artists flourished in the 1930s and 1940s and were contemporaries of Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton and Edward Hopper. Paradise, who served as president of the California Watercolor Society, painted watercolors of regional California subjects. In later years his subjects reflected his travels in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Also a commercial artist, Paradise illustrated such magazines as Fortune, Westways and True and did some production design for Paramount. In the 1960s, he operated Greystone Galleries in Cambria, Calif., where he founded and directed the Cambria Summer School of Art. On Friday in Santa Barbara.


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