Rediscovering artist Channing Peake—rodeo winner, rancher, and friend of Picasso

He was probably the only important 20th Century painter who ever won a major rodeo contest. But he was much more than that — a devoted rancher, a friend of Picasso, pupil of Diego Rivera, father to a large family and an artist whose creations’ variety still dazzles the mind. Channing Peake died 25 years […]

Channing Peake Beyond Cubism

Channing Peake/Beyond Cubism: The Anne and Walon Green Collection. September 30, 2013 – January 10, 2014 Reception: 1st Thursday, October 3, 2013 5-8pm Location: The Channing Peake Gallery…

Peake’s Picasso

Artists all over the world have been influenced by Pablo Picasso but few actually knew him. Channing Peake did. …

Peake/Picasso July 13-September 22, 2013

OPENING RECEPTION: JULY 12, 5:30-7:30 pm Looks at the unique friendship between two artists: Channing Peake (1910–1989) and Pablo Picasso (1881–1973). Through photographs, prints, sculptures, drawings, paintings and ephemera from the 1940s–60s the exhibition will examine similarities in their artistic practices and lay bare their playful camaraderie…

Channing Peake in Guatemala

Talvez no quiso involucrarse en el movimiento artístico de esa época. Conozco algunas obras de este pintor y también algunas reproducciones. La obra gráfica de Peake se podría definir como cotidiana, cabal y en momentos, insólita. Sus dibujos y bocetos son la expresión directa de su personalidad. Su dibujo es recio, lo que en algunos […]

Channing Peake lived and painted in the Santa Ynez Valley for decades

Channing Peake, 1910-1989, a well-known Santa Barbara County artist, lived for many years in the Santa Ynez Valley, where he raised Quarter Horses and created spectacular paintings and drawings of the world around him. During his career Peake worked with Edward Borein, Diego Rivera and Rico Lebrun. He spent several years living and working in […]

A Time And A Place

The Artistic Encounter Between Channing Peake & Elaine Badgley Arnoux 1956-1962   An Exhibit at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 2012 In 2012 the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art mounted an exhibition that examined the artistic interaction between Channing Peake (1910-1989) and Elaine Badgley Arnoux (b. 1926), an artist whose creative vision […]