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CHANNING PEAKE (1910-1989) - Artists - Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery, Santa Barbara's Finest Art Gallery

Abstraction with Marble Dust - 1962, 1962

50 x 70 inches | oil and marble dust on canvas

Private Collection

Channing Peake was born in Boulder, Colorado, and moved to California as a child. He received scholarships to both the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, and the Santa Barbara School of Arts. He studied muralism with Diego Rivera in Mexico, followed by studies at the Art Students League of New York. There, he met Rico LeBrun, and through him, worked on murals with Lewis Rubenstein at Harvard and LeBrun on a WPA project for Pennsylvania Station. He returned to Santa Barbara County, where he was based for the rest of his life. There, he worked with Howard Warshaw, among others. He traveled and worked in Mexico, Central America and Europe, and was friends with notable artists Pablo Picasso, Rufino Tamayo, and Francoise Gilot. He died in Santa Barbara, California in 1989. Channing Peake's own work is distinguished by his strong, abstracted shapes and bold use of blacks, red and blues.


6:05 | Narrated by Jeremy Tessmer | Released for The Art of Santa Barbara: 1875-2016, 2016

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California Legion of Honor, San Francisco
De Young Museum, San Francisco
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Vincent Price Collection
Wright S. Ludington Collection



1983, 1985 De la Guerra Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

1978 Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

1976 Chelsea Galleries, Venice, California

1966 Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon

1963 Willard Gallery, New York, New York

1960, 1953, 1950, 1953, 1960 Frank Perls Art Gallery, Beverly Hills, California

1951, 1954, 1975 Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California

1948, 1949 Pasadena Art Institute, Pasadena, California



1974 Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California

1961 Knoedler Gallery, Paris, France

1959 Scripps College, La Jolla, California

1958 Carnegie Institute Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1958 Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington

1957 Jacques Seligman Gallery, New York

1957 M.H. de Young, San Francisco, California

1955 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California


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