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CHARLES ROLLO PETERS (1862-1928) - Artists - Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery, Santa Barbara's Finest Art Gallery

Castro's House, c. 1920s

16 x 24 inches | oil on canvas

On April 10, 1862, Charles Rollo Peters was born in San Francisco, CA. He later enrolled at the San Francisco School of Design under the instruction of Virgil Williams (1830-1886) and Chris Jorgensen (1860-1935). He also privately studied with artist Jules Tavernier (1844-1889). In 1886, he traveled to Paris where he enrolled at the École des Beaux Arts under Jean-Léon Gérome (1824-1904) and Jules-Joseph Lefebvre (1836-1911) and later at the Académie Julian under Gustave Boulanger (1824-1888) and Lefebvre. At the time, he was one of the few Americans to regularly exhibit at the Paris Salon. In 1890, he returned to California where he married before traveling back to Europe for a four-year stay. He eventually settled in Monterey, CA, where he opened a 30-acre property known as “Peters Gate.” After both his first wife and daughter tragically died, Peters remarried and sold his Monterey home before traveling again to Europe. When he and his second wife returned, they settled in San Francisco, CA. Peters died on March 1, 1928.

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1901 Bronze Medal Pan American Exposition, Buffalo, NY
1904 Prize, Lotus Club
1904 Silver Medal, Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis
1904 Medal, Salmagundi Club
1904 Medals, Cincinnati and Boston

Bohemian Club, San Francisco
Carmel Colony
Lotus Club
San Francisco Art Association




Bohemian Club
California Historical Society
De Young Museum
Monterey Peninsula Museum
Oakland Museum
Society of California Pioneers




1. Falk, Peter Hastings ed., Who Was Who in American Art: 1564-1975, Vol. I, Madison, CT: Sound View Press, 1999, p. 2486.
2. Hughes, Edan Milton. Artists in California: 1786-1940. Third ed.,Vol. I, Sacramento, CA: Crocker Art Museum, 2002, p. 872.
Updated 5/3/07.



1972 Oakland Museum, CA

1968 Colton Hall, Monterey, CA

1915 Golden Gate Park Museum

1909-1923 Bohemian Club

1909 Alaska-Yukon Exposition, Seattle, WA

1907-1912 Del Monte Gallery

1904 Cincinnati and Boston

1904 Salmagundi Club

1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis

1904 Lotus Club

1901 Pan American Exposition, Buffalo, NY

1899 Union League Club

1891-1923 San Francisco Art Association

1889 Paris Salon

1888 Munich

1885, 1890 Mechanic’s Institute, San Francisco, CA

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