Charlotte Skinner (1879-1963) was an artist and educator living in the Eastern Sierra of California from 1905 to 1933. She spent her early life in San Francisco, immersing herself within a community of professional artists working and exhibiting there. After moving to the remote, rural community of Lone Pine, California she dedicated her artistic career to painting the landscape of the Owens Valley.
Skinner counted herself among the artistic circles of renowned photographers and artists of the West. Her home on Brewery Street became an escape from the hustle and bustle of the Bay Area for artists and friends seeking community among the company of other artists.
This 57-page, softcover publication features a selection of Skinner’s paintings and includes an essay by Kolin L. Perry that covers Skinner's life and includes archival images from her personal collection and artworks given to her by her artist-friends, including Dorothea Lange, Maynard Dixon, Roi Partridge, and William Wendt.
Generously supported by John A. White, Jr., in memory of Charlotte Skinner’s grandson, James Skinner.