Harrison Clarke was born in Spokane, WA in 1890. Clarke studied architecture in the office of Willis Polk in San Francisco before serving in the Army during WWI. After his discharge in France, he studied at Ecole des Beaux Arts in Toulouse and made a sketching tour across Europe. Returning to the U.S., he devoted his attention to architectural renderings for Myron Hunt and other well-known architects. By the late 1920s he had settled in Los Angeles and was active there into the 1930s. His etchings are mostly architectural subjects.
Exh: Nat'l Better Homes Competition, 1929 (2nd prize); Calif. Society of Etchers, 1930.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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