This is Carl Thorp

Carl Thorp (1912–1989) was an American player who became known for Impressionist landscapes of California, sometimes referred to as California Scene Painting, as well as New York City, Boston and New Orleans Cityscapes. He was born in Lubbock, Texas on November 14, 1912.

According to a friend, Carl knew in his early teenage years he wanted art to be his passageway in life. But his father was not entirely amused by Carl’s immersion and unaided bought him black and white oil paints. Perhaps this was his father’s attempt to discourage Carl. At the age of 16 Carl left home heading for San Diego, California. There he studied at the San Diego State College, and the Academy of Fine Arts (1932-1935) under Maurice Braun and Alfred Mitchell.

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In the 1950s he organized art schools throughout California and was the Director at the Art center upon Lombard street2 and oil painting scholarly at Peninsula Arts & Crafts, School of Fine Arts in the mid-1950s.

In the late 1950s Thorp moved to Louisiana where he lived part-time for most of his career and eventually died. According to the Biloxi Daily Herald March 22, 1970, Carl had a studio at 809 Bourbon St. in New Orleans.

Carl frequently traveled going on the coast to New York, and Massachusetts and many of his paintings contain subject concern from these locals.

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