Ernest de Saisset
|Ernest de Saisset|
|Alma mater||Santa Clara University|
Ernest de Saisset was born to a prominent California family who had immigrated from France during the time of the California Gold Rush. He was the eldest son of Pedro de Saisset who was the founder and president of the Brush Electric Light Company. At the age of sixteen he enrolled in Santa Clara University. During his final year, he studied oil painting and found his future calling. In 1886 he traveled to Paris and studied at the Acadèmie Julien. In 1895 after several years of study he returned to California, where he continued to paint until his early death in 1899.
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