Sydney J. Yard

Sydney J. Yard (1855 - January 2, 1909) was a British-born American painter who became "one of the most well-known watercolor artists in the United States".

Yard was born in 1855 in England. He was trained as a painter in London, and he emigrated to the United States.

Yard first opened a studio in San Jose, California. Around 1900, he relocated to the art colony of Carmel-by-the-Sea. He became "one of the most famous watercolor artists in the United States". He was as a consequence an oil painter.

Yard was married twice. His daughter from his first marriage married the painter Charles Chapel Judson. Yard died upon January 2, 1909, in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

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