Frederick W. Becker

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Frederick W. Becker

 

Frederick W. Becker (1888-1974) was an itinerant artist who traveled widely in the West. Before coming to Texas he painted in Taos and in Southern California. In 1931-1932 he was head of the Fine Arts Department at the Oklahoma City University. In the late 1930s and 1940s, Becker worked in the San Antonio and Big Bend areas of Texas. During that time he was president of the Society of Texas Artists and a member of the Southern States Art League. He is widely known for his western landscapes.

 

Frederick W. Becker was born in Vermillion, South Dakota on March 24, 1888. Becker studied with Hugh Breckenridge and Daniel Garber at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and further studied in Los Angeles at the School of Art & Design and Art Student League, and in San Francisco at the Macky School. He lived in New York City, Om Springs and Cathedral City. An itinerant artist, Becker traveled widely and was actiFrederick W. Becker was born in Vermillion, South Dakota on March 24, 1888. Becker studied with Hugh Breckenridge and Daniel Garber at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and further studied in Los Angeles at the School of Art & Design and Art Student League, and in San Francisco at the Macky School. He lived in New York City, Oklahoma City, Taos, and in the Southern California cities of Palm Springs and Cathedral City. An itinerant artist, Becker traveled widely and was active in California from the 1920s until his death in Riverside County on April 12, 1974.
ve in California from the 1920s until his death in Riverside County on April 12, 1974.

 

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