About the Artist
Palmer Schoppe’s (1912-2001) artistic leanings were evident since childhood so
that his brief year at Yale and then the New York Art Students
League from 1930 to 1934 was natural. Upon his return home to Santa
Monica, after four years of jazz and blues in New York and in the
Gullah community of South Carolina and in New Orleans, his first major
focus was on the music… a sustained interest throughout his career.
His travels – and there were many trips – were echoed in subsequent
series of paintings and drawings. Whether a painting, watercolor,
lithograph or drawing, his composition is strong, spirited, finely
executed and beautifully rendered.