Nationally-renowned American Realist Mervin Corning is not only known for his exquisite football portraits and aviation paintings but this self taught master represents a large body of work based upon his sensitive nature to the love of landscapes, architecture and still life.
Born and raised in Santa Ana, California and started his career after WWII in San Francisco (1945).
WWII interrupted Corning’s senior year of high school when his parents moved from Santa Ana to San Francisco. Corning joined the Merchant Marines at age 17 and remained until the end of the war.
Corning’s interest in drawing and painting was maintained throughout his early years. But his first experience as a working artist began...