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Francis John McComas (1875 - 1938)
Though Francis John McComas was born in Australia, he is considered an American artist and part of the California art scene. He was highly-regarded and successful during his own lifetime.
McComas left Australia soon after acquiring a job as an illustrator at an advertising firm. Deciding that the United States was a better place to be an artist, he took a job aboard a San Francisco-bound ship and arrived in 1898.
His arts education included attending the California School of Design and time spent in Paris at the Academie Julian. His first solo exhibition was held in San Francisco in 1902.
Francis John McComas married in to high society, wedding Marie Louise Parrot in 1905. On one of the family's European tours, they were presented to the Greek royal family.
He painted in California as well as travelling to Arizona and New Mexico during the years of 1909 and 1910. He eventually moved to Carmel, California around 1912 and his reputation made him a natural choice to be among the artists chosen to represent California in the Armory Show and International Exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
He had a unique watercolor style, influenced by the Tonalism of his teachers.