He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and later at the Academie Julien in Paris. In addition, he received tutoring from James McNeill Whistler and William Merritt Chase at the Art Students League of New York.
He also spent some time in France, close to the Giverny home of Claude Monet. It was here that he painted Summer Afternoon Giverny in 1910.
In 1920 he married Atta McCullin, and upon his return to the United States, he lived in Pasadena, California. It was here that he taught at the Stickney Art School alongside fellow American Impressionist Guy Rose.
Alson Skinner Clark’s oil paintings appear in various international collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum, The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the San Deigo Museum of Art.
He died in Pasadena, California, in 1949.
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