Samuel Bolton Colburn, Artist

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Samuel Bolton Colburn (1909 Denver, Colorado – 1993, Pacific Grove, California) was an experimental artist, who evolved a modernist approach to landscape and genre scenes during the Depression-era. In the 1930s California became known nationally for its Regionalist painters like Colburn, who depicted urban and rural views of native life. These artists’ preferred medium was watercolor and they worked quickly outdoors on location developing a painting style that was spontaneous, gestural, and raw.