(1883-1968) Born in Kearney, NE on May 9, 1883. Carl Sammons began his art studies in Sioux City, IA while working as a sign painter. He moved to northern California in 1913. Settling in Oakland, he traveled extensively throughout California while studying at the CSFA. By the mid-1920s he had abandoned somber pastels in favor of plein air oils. He made painting trips to the Monterey Peninsula, Russian River, Palm Springs, Humboldt County, and Santa Barbara. Sammons died in Oakland on Feb. 4, 1968.
Today his representational landscapes and coastal scenes are highly sought after by collectors.
The following exhibitions of Sammons' work are in chronological order: Calififornia Industrial Expo (SF), 1923, 1926; Berkeley League of FA, 1925; Claremont Hotel (Berkeley), 1926; Alameda AA, 1920s; Calififornia Industries Expo (San Diego), 1926; Santa Barbara Art League, 1928-30; Casa de MaÃ±ana (Berkeley), 1928-31; Courvoisier Galllery (SF), 1931, 1933; Haggin Museum (Stockton), 1931; Tahoe Tavern (Lake Tahoe), 1931, 1933; Crocker Museum (Sacramento), 1957; AAPL, 1940; Desert Inn (Palm Springs), 1939-41; GGIE, 1940; Alameda Co. Fair, 1957; Smithsonian Inst. Bicentennial, 1976; Nevada Museum (Reno), 1993; St Mary's College (Moraga), 1997; Carnegie Museum (Oxnard) 1998; Irvine (CA) College, 2000.
These museums include Sammons' paintings in their permanent collections: Santa Barbara Museum; De Young Museum; Grace Museum (Abilene, TX).
The above information was taken from the Westbrook Galleries' website. They handle the work of Carl Sammons on a regular basis.