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DeRome, Albert Thomas, 1885-1959

 
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Mary S Taylor



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:47 am    Post subject: DeRome, Albert Thomas, 1885-1959 Reply with quote

Pacific Grove Hometown Bulletin, CA April 20, 2005, p29
Pacific Grove Dune Painting Focus of New Albert DeRome Exhibit
Albert DeRome’s luminous oil painting of a Pacific Grove sand dune is back on public view at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History after a hiatus of several years. The painting is the center-piece of a new permanent DeRome exhibit that includes biographical material, as well as photographic rreproductions of 22 paintings, most of landscape subjects within Monterey County. The exhibit was designed by local artist, Snick Farkas, and Museum Archivist, Esther Trosow. It draws largely from the 1988 book by art historican Walter A. Nelson-Rees, Albert Thomas DeRome (1885-1959) was a Californian native who studied art at the mark Hopkins Institute of Art in San Francisco in the early 1900s. His work was mostly impressionistic interpretations of Western landscapes, changing from small watercolors early in his career to oils in the middle and later years. DeRome was injured in a serious car accident in 1931, and while the resulting insurance annuity assured his living expenses, it came with a stipulation that he could not sell his paintings. Following his auto accidnt, DeRome recuperated on the Monterey Peninsula, and used the area’s vistas for artistic inspiration. He counted many notatble artists in his circle – including his mentor, William Keith, as well as Will Sparks, Percy Gray, Frank H. Meyers, and Arthur H. Gilbert and gifted many of his works to friends. He showed his work as an amateur artist in venues that included the Monterey Coutny Fair. Many of the Museum’s diorama eases feature backdrops painted by DeRome, and during WWII, he worked with Museum staff on a camouflage project with the Army at Fort Ord. DeRome remained in Pacific Grove until the end of his life, and is inured in the city’s El Carmelo Cemetery. For more information about the DeRome exhibit, contact Museum Archivist Esther Troscow at (831) 648-5716, ext. 17, or email archivist@pgmuseum.org The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History is located at Forest & Central avenues, and is open free to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Call (831) 648-5716 for Museum information, or pgmuseum@mbay.net/www.pgmuseum.org.

DEROME ALBERT THOMAS 1885 06 26 HENNING DEROME MALE CA MONTEREY 1959 07 31 74
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