Born in Kearney, NE on May 9, 1883. Carl Sammons began his art studies in Sioux City, IA while working as a sign painter. He moved to northern California in 1913. Settling in Oakland, he traveled extensively throughout California while studying at the CSFA. By the mid-1920s he had abandoned somber pastels in favor of plein air oils. He made painting trips to the Monterey Peninsula, Russian River, Palm Springs, Humboldt County, and Santa Barbara. Sammons died in Oakland on Feb. 4, 1968. Today his representational landscapes and coastal scenes are highly sought after by art collectors throughout the country.
Exhibitions: Calif. Industrial Expo (SF), 1923, 1926; Berkeley League of FA, 1925; Alameda AA, 1920s; Calif. Industries Expo (San Diego), 1926; Santa Barbara Art League, 1928-30; Haggin Museum (Stockton), 1931; Crocker Museum (Sacramento), 1957; Desert Inn (Palm Springs), 1939-41; Smithsonian Inst. Bicentennial, 1976; Nevada Museum (Reno), 1993; Carnegie Museum (Oxnard) 1998; Irvine (CA) College, 2000; Santa Barbara Museum; De Young Museum; Muir Medical Center (Walnut Creek); Grace Museum (Abilene, TX).