Sam Hyde Harris

Sam Harris, born in England in 1889, came to Los Angeles at the age of 15 with his father and 6 siblings. He soon started his art career doing signs and lettering on the sides of buildings. Sam attended evening classes at the Art Students League in Los Angeles and the Cannon Art School where he studied with Hanson Puthoff among others. He pursued a commercial art career where he painted posters for the Santa Fe, Union Pacific and the Southern Pacific Railroads. In his early 20s he returned to Europe where he studied in art museums across the continent. He was especially influended by Constable and Turner who had an effect on how he portrayed light and atmosphere. If you'd like to learn more about Sam Hyde Harris, you can find a great book on Amazon by clicking here Sam Hyde Harris, 1889 - 1977 a Retrospective: A Pictorial Biography of His Life and Work. . Posted at

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