ERNEST HASKELL (1876-1925) Watercolorist, illustrator, etcher.
Born on June 30, 1876 in a tavern in Woodstock, CT. Haskell briefly studied art in Paris at Académie Julian at the turn of the century, but remained essentially self taught. He lived and worked in Florida, New York, Maine, and California. During the years 1914-19, he was active in Carmel and San Francisco. Best known in California for his etchings and dry points of the Monterey cypresses, he also painted a set of 50 watercolors of California. During the last quarter of his life he produced about 400 prints. Haskell died on Nov. 1, 1925 in an auto accident in Bath, ME. Exh: PRE, 1915 (medal); Kennedy Gallery (NYC), 1916; AIC, 1916; Macbeth Galleries (NYC), 1926 (memorial). AAA 1919-25; Sam; Ben; Ernest Haskell: His Life & Work (Little & yes Co., 1931.
Biographical information courtesy Edan Hughes.