- Category : 1912-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (10,34)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Explanation 4
American artist who became known for Impressionist landscapes of California, sometimes referred to as California Scene painting, as well as New York City, Boston and New Orleans cityscapes.
At the age of 16 Carl Thorp left home heading for San Diego, California. There he studied at the San Diego State College, and the Academy of Fine Arts (1932-1935) under Maurice Braun and Alfred Mitchell.
In the 1950s he organized art schools throughout California and was the Director at the Art center on Lombard street and oil painting instructor at Peninsula Arts & Crafts, School of Fine Arts in the mid-1950s.
In the late 1950s Thorp moved to Louisiana where he lived part-time for most of his career and eventually died. Thorp had a studio at 809 Bourbon St. in New Orleans.
Thorp frequently travelled up the coast to New York, and Massachusetts and many of his paintings contain subject matter from these locals.
He died on 18 December 1989, aged 77, in Franklinton, Louisiana.