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Channing Peake

(1910-1989)

California Cubist, Modernist & Muralist

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 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.




One-Person Exhibitions

  • 1948, 1949 Pasadena Art Institute, Pasadena, California
  • 1960, 1953, 1950, 1953, 1960 Frank Perls Art Gallery, Beverly Hills, California
  • 1963 Willard Gallery, New York, New York
  • 1966 Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
  • 1951, 1954, 1975 Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California
  • 1983, 1985 De la Guerra Gallery, Santa Barbara, California
  • 1976 Chelsea Galleries, Venice, California
  • 1978 Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York
  • 1951, 1954, 1975 Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California
  • Group Exhibitions

  • 1955 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
  • 1957 M.H. de Young, San Francisco, California
  • 1957 Jacques Seligman Gallery, New York
  • 1958 Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
  • 1958 Carnegie Institute Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1959 Scripps College, La Jolla, California
  • 1961 Knoedler Gallery, Paris, France
  • 1974 Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California
  • Collections

  • 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

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