Gerrit Van Sinclair is an important regionalist painter and teacher.
Born in Grand Haven, Michigan in 1890, he studied art
at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with teachers John Vanderpoel
and John Norton. Following service in World War II, Sinclair settled in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he became a member of the Layton School of Art.
He became known for his regionalist paintings of rural and urban Wisconsin.
He exhibited widely including venues in Paris, France,
the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC,
the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the National Academy of
Design in New York, and PAFA in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania among others. He
died in 1955.
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