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Frederick William Becker

Birth place or City of origin: Vermillion
State of origin: SD
Last known City: Cathedral City
Last known State: CA
Start/Birth date: 1888
Death/End date: 1974

An itinerant artist, specializing in landscapes and murals, Frederick Becker was born in South Dakota, and lived in NYC, OK City, TX, Taos (NM), and CA. He studied under Daniel Garber, Hugh Breckenridge, Philip Hale, and Emil Carlsen, becoming head of the fine Arts Department (University of Oklahoma City) and teaching at the University of New Mexico. He was the First President of the Society of Texas Artists. One of the early Taos artists, he lived with the Kit Carson family for many seasons.

 

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