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Alfred Richard Mitchell (1888 - 1972)

Alfred Richard Mitchell is an American painter, a native of Pennsylvania who is most associated with the California art scene in which he spent the majority of his working career. His painting are often signed "Fred Mitchell".

His training took place over a long series of years, including three years at the San Diego Academy of Art beginning in 1913, attending the Pennsylvania Academy of art and then a tour of Europe which he undertook under scholarship.

Before he undertook his formal training as an artist, he had been a gold prospector and a stage coach driver in the West. He moved to San Diego in 1908 and, at the close of his studies, he moved back there.

Alfred Richard Mitchell is considered as among the best of San Diego's artists. He was a famously capable painter and teacher. He was a member of many prominent arts organizations and the recipient of several awards. He helped to advance both the San Diego and California art community.

Today, his work can be found among the public collections of the San Diego Museum of Art, the San Diego Public Library, San Diego Museum of Man as well as in other institutions across the nation.

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