Wade Stanley CLINE

April 14, 1935July 11, 2019

Wade Stanley CLINE was born on April 14, 1935 and passed away on July 11, 2019.


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Wade Stanley CLINE

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Cid Swank

July 15, 2019

I’ve been an admirer of Wade’s moody San Diego landscapes forever. When I finally bought a condo in downtown SD, my uncle gave me a Wade Clein painting as a house warming gift that was of my view twenty years earlier. Then, I went to one of Wade’s art gallery openings and saw his painting of the Coronado Bridge. I bought it. Now, when guests enter our home, it is the first painting they see. We may have lost Wade, but his paintings will live on forever. I’m glad I got to meet him a couple of times over the years— and I will always love his painting of the Coronado Bridge.

Sean Sullivan

July 14, 2019

Wade loved ice cold slabs of butter on hot crusty bread with lots of beer to wash it down !
Can’t get any better.
Loved you Wade !

Ruth Hoffman

July 14, 2019

Another one of the "San Diego School" of painters who lived and painted in San Diego. A true Muse who lived the life of an artist, wanting no wealth, no recognition, just the right to take paint to canvas and create the images that flowed from his mind. His scenes of San Diego, created in his lifetime, give legend that San Diego was/is a civilized world, rendering him his spot in our local history.
Thank you Wade. I will remember you always when the fog of the morning shows me that soft beauty, that which you painted so well.
Say hello to Thierry, I miss you both.
Ruth Hoffman, Curator
The Hoffman Trust Collection

April Kozeluh

July 12, 2019

I remember when I met Wade at one of his gallery shows. Julie invited me and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I absolutely love his paintings. I loved hearing him talk about his art and how much he enjoyed painting in the hazy, low light of the day. I’d always wanted one of his pieces, but never had the money to purchase one. One day Julie told her dad this and he gave her one to give to me. I actually cried, because he was so kind. It hangs in my living room and it’s the first this you see when you come into my home. He was an amazing artist, a kind man, and a doting father. He will be missed.

Bill Swank

July 12, 2019

Wade requested that "Requiem" by Robert Louis Stevenson be read when he died...

Under the wide and starry sky,
Dig the grave and let me die.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will

This be the verse you grave for me:
Here lies where he longed to be;
Home is the sailor, home from sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.