|Birth: ||Nov. 14, 1897|
|Death: ||Jun. 11, 1981|
Roscoe Lloyd Babcock was born in Thayer, Kansas on 14 November 1897. Raised on a farm, Babcock moved to Colorado in 1912 and worked as a cowboy until inducted into the US Army in WWI, where he served as a private. After the war, he attended the School of Mines at Golden, CO and then studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Coming to California in 1920, he settled in Laguna Beach and furthered his art studies with Galen Doss, Thelma Paddock Hope, and Clyde Scott. While employed by the U.S. Postal Service, he painted in his leisure time. He was known as The Painting Postman of Laguna. He retired from the Postal Service in 1960 and devoted himself to full time painting. He was president of the Laguna Beach Museum for three terms.
He had several professional one man showings and numerous other professional showings. He specialized in western ranch scenes, desert landscapes, and seascapes. Babcock died in Huntington Beach, CA on 11 June 1981 and he and his wife, Hazel Ethlyn, and son, Lloyd R. Babcock, are buried in Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, Orange County, CA.
His biography appeared in Who Was Who in American Art, and Jacobsen's Biographical Index of American Artists, the sources for most of the biographical information in this article, and he is mentioned in Davenports' Art Reference and Price Guide, Hughes Artists in California, Artists of the West, and "Artists'Bluebook".
John W Babcock (1870 - 1938)
Martha Coats Babcock (1876 - 1944)
Fairhaven Memorial Park
Created by: DJ
Record added: Apr 04, 2008
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