George Booth Post (1906-1997)
George Booth Post was born in Oakland, California on September 29, 1906. Post settled in San Francisco in 1919 and, after graduating from Polytechnic High School, studied at the California School of Fine Arts (later named San Francisco Art Institute) from 1924 to 1926. He began exhibiting in the early 1930s and received favorable criticisms for his watercolors of the San Francisco Bay area and of the Mother Lode country. He taught at Stanford University in 1940, San Jose State College from 1951 to 1952, and the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland from 1947 to 1972. Having traveled and painted around the world, Post lived in San Francisco until his death on March 26, 1997.
Exhibited: Beaux Arts Gallery, San Francisco, 1931 (solo); San Francisco Art Center, 1932-34; San Francisco Museum of Art, 1936, 1941 (solos); California-Pacific International Exposition, San Diego, 1935; Art Institute of Chicago, 1936; California Watercolor Society, 1936-53 (prizes); California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1939, 1945, 1960, 1965 (solos).
Sources: Artists in California, 1786-1940, Edan Hughes
Interview with the artist or his/her family
Who's Who in American Art, 1938-70
Who's Who in California, 1942
California Art Research, 20 volumes
San Francisco Chronicle, 4-2-1997 (obituary)