William Norris Dakin "Returning from the River, Sonora, Mexico"
Measures 29.25 in.Hx25.25 in.Wx2 in.D
Born in San Francisco, CA on Nov. 5, 1910. Dakin graduated from Burlingame High School and studied for three years on scholarships at the CSFA under Macky, Randolph, and Poole. During the 1930s he worked for Disney Studios and in the 1940s was a staff artist at Eimac Corporation. He died in Burlingame, CA on Dec. 16, 1992. His oils and drawings include urban and rural scenes, old mansions, marine vessels, and Mexican genre. Member: SWA; Peninsula AA; Society for Sanity in Art. Exh: Calif. State Fair, 1933 (1st prize); SFAA, 1935; SFMA, 1935; San Mateo Co. Fairs. In: Bancroft Library (UC Berkeley).
"Returning from the River, Sonora, Mexico". Oil on canvas by San Francisco Bay Area Artist William Norris Dakin. Painted from sketches drawn while in Mexico in the mid 1930's. Painting dated 1948. Sketches by this artist are now held as archives at the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. Dakin also illustrated for Walt Disney in the late 1930's. Measures 24" x 30". Painting mounted in period frame.