The Devil's Playground and the Sea
Ocean Beach, CA: R. Clarkson Colman, 1936. Limited Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; Limited to 500 copies, this is number 196. Bound in Redwood with cloth hinges and handpainted titles. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The cloth hinges have darkening and wear. The text pages are clean but noticeably toned due to the acid content of the paper. The lettering on the front cover of the book has partly faded. "Roy Clarkson Colman was born in Elgin, IL on Jan. 27, 1884. Artistically inclined at an early age, Colman moved to Chicago when he was 16 and began his art studies with L. H. Yarwood. The years 1903-11 were spent in Dallas, TX where he painted scenes along the Gulf of Mexico and a series of the old Indian forts. In 1911 he left for a two-year stay in Paris to further study at Académies Julian and Grand Chaumière. Returning to the U. S, he settled in southern California in 1913 where he was active in Pasadena, La Jolla, and served as director of the Santa Ana Art Academy. A founder of the Laguna Beach Art Ass’n in 1918, he bought beachfront property there on which he built a home and studio. By 1928 he was living on the Monterey Peninsula and active in the local art scene. Colman died in San Diego on Nov. 29, 1945. Although he painted landscapes, he is best known for his coastals and marines.". Very Good+ .
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