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Early Los Angeles

Art Galleries, Clubs, Museums, Art Schools and Teachers

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This section is designed to cover some of the venues, schools and organizations relative to California Art Club members and the early Los Angeles art community that they lived in.
[Sources include the two-volume Artists in California 1786 - 1940 by Edan Milton Hughes.]


ART GALLERIES/VENUES
& ARTISTS EXHIBITED
EXHIBIT DATE(S)
& NOTES
Ainslie Gallery
Los Angeles, CA
 
Bischoff, Franz Arthur
(1864 – 1929)
Exhibited in:
1926
Henry, Harry Raymond
(1882 – 1974)
1928
Redmond, Granville Richard Seymour
(1871 – 1935)
1933
American Gallery
Los Angeles, CA
 
Adams, Clinton
(1918-2002)
Exhibited in:
1940
Barker Brothers
818 West 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA
(pictured above w/yellow wall sign and inset)
Notes: The building, designed in 1925 in the Renaissance Revival style by Curlett and Beelman, was said to have been inspired by the Strozzi Palace in Florence.
Bailey, Harry Lewis
(1879 – 1933)
Exhibited in:
1917
Bartlett, Dana
(1882 – 1957)
7th CAC President
1923
Barlow Medical Library
Los Angeles, CA
 
Buff, Conrad
(1886 – 1975)
 
Bartlett Gallery
Los Angeles, CA
 
Boehme, Hazel Fetterly
(1900 – 1941)
Exhibited in:
1932
Battey Gallery
Pasadena, CA
 
Balfour, Helen Johnston
(1847 – 1925)
Exhibited in:
1914, 1918, 1920
Daniell, William Swift
(1865 – 1933)
1917
White, Orrin Augustine
(1883 – 1969)
Exhibited in:
1916
Bentz Gallery
Pasadena, CA
 
Brown, Benjamin Chambers
(1865 – 1942)
3rd CAC President
Exhibited in:
1907, 1909
Beverly Hills Art Gallery
Beverly Hills, CA
Notes: Opened in 1937 and owned by Thorwald Albertel Probst
Probst, Thorwald Albertel
(1886 – 1948)
 
Biltmore Gallery/Salon
Located in the Biltmore Hotel
(pictured above)
506 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
Notes: The Biltmore Hotel was opened in 1923/24 by Frank Tenney Johnson (1874 – 1939) and Victor Clyde Forsythe (1885 – 1962). Also called the Biltmore Galeria Real.
Brandriff, George Kennedy
(1890 – 1936)
Exhibited in:
1929, 1933
Daniell, William Swift
(1865 – 1933)
1907
Gamble, John Marshall
(1863 – 1957)
1927
Reed, Marjorie Jane
(1915 – 1996)
1937
Schaetzel, May Conly
(1870 – 1952)
1942
Acker, Herbert Van Blarcom
(1895 – 1977)
1925
Bischoff, Franz Arthur
(1864 – 1929)
1924
Rich, John Hubbard
(1876 – 1954)
18th CAC President
Exhibited in:
1927
Blanchard Music and Art Building
Located in Hotel Ivins
(pictured above)

Tenth and Figueroa
Los Angeles, CA
Notes: Owned by Frederic[k] Winslow Blanchard (1878 – 1948); opened in 1899. Taken over by W. S. Daniell (1865 – 1933) in 1912 and renamed The Daniell Gallery. (A Spring Exhibition for the Painters Club of Los Angeles was planned here for May 1909, but was cancelled.)
1st Exhibition of the Painters Club of Los Angeles
Exhibited in:
Oct. 7 – 22, 1908
2nd Exhibition of the Painters Club of Los Angeles Exhibited in:
Last two weeks of Nov. 1909
1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th CAC Annuals
1911 (1st and 2nd) , 1912 (3rd) and 1913 (4th)
Black, John Matthew
(b. 1876)
1908, 1909
Braun, Maurice
(1877 – 1941)
1911 (Daniell Gallery)
Brown, Benjamin Chambers
(1865 – 1942)
3rd CAC President
1906, 1908
Rogers, Charles Albert
(1848 – 1918)
1911
Sauerwein, Frank Paul
(1871 – 1910)
1906
Bradley Gallery
Los Angeles, CA
Notes: Circa 1938
   
Brand Library and Art Center
1601 West Mountain Street
Glendale, CA

(pictured above)
Notes: The original mansion was built by Leslie C. Brand and named El Miradero. The design is similar to the East Indian Pavilion built for the 1893 Columbian World Exposition held in Chicago. The architecture is considered Saracenic, with crenellated arches, bulbous domes and minars combining characteristics of Spanish, Moorish, and Indian styles. In contrast to the cool white exterior, a Victorian decor was followed inside. Mr. Brand died in the house in 1925. He bequeathed El Miradero to the city, although Mrs. Brand retained rights of residence until 1945. The will provided that the property should be used exclusively for a public park and library. Mrs. Brand died in 1945, and by 1956 the mansion had been converted into Brand Library.
81st Annual CAC Gold Medal Exhibition 1990
Bullock’s Wilshire
3050 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
(pictured above)
Notes: William Thomas Blackburn (1908 – 1993) served as art director at Bullock’s during the 1940′s and 1950′s. (See Little Gallery, below)
Hansen, Roberta Asseln
(1907 – 2003)
Exhibited in:
1935 (solo)
Circle Gallery  
   
Dalzell Hatfield Gallery
Located in the Ambassador Hotel
(pictured above)
3400 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
Notes: Owned by Dalzell Harvey Hatfield (1893 – 1963).
Robinson, Delia Mary
(1889 – 1952)
Exhibited in:
1930 (solo)
Ebell Club
743 South Lucerne Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
(pictured above)
 
Adams, Velma
(1902-1990)
Exhibited in:
1939, 1948 (awards)
Alvarez, Mabel
(1891 – 1985)
1933-35 (awards)
Baxter, Martha Wheeler Wallace
(1869 – 1955)
1929
Beggs, Thomas Montague
(1899 – 1990)
1937
Bensco, Charles J.
(1894 – 1960)
1937 (prize)
Bischoff, Franz Arthur
(1864 – 1929)
1926
Bush, Ella Shepard
(1861 – 1948)
1924 (Minaitures prize)
Gaffney, Claribel
(1901- )
1933 (1st prize)
Gilbert, Arthur Hill
(1894 – 1970)
1924
Robinson, Irene
(1891 – 1973)
1932 (prize)
Ford, Smith, & Little Co.
313 Broadway
Los Angeles, CA
Notes: This small art store also had a gallery.
December Small Exhibition of the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles December 1-31, 1907
January Small Exhibition of the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles January 1-31, 1907
February Small Exhibition of the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles February 1-28, 1907
March Small Exhibition of the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles March 1-31, 1907
April Small Exhibition of the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles April 1-30, 1907
Glendale Public Library
222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA
(Central Library pictured above)
Notes: Library services in Glendale were first provided in 1906.
Hansen, Roberta Asseln
(1907 – 2003)
Exhibited in:
1954 (1st prize), 1967 (solo)
Image courtesy Pasadena Historical Museum
Grace Nicholson Gallery
46 North Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, CA
(pictured above)
Notes: Grace Nicholson’s Chinese House and Emporium (the Gallery) became the Pasadena Museum of Art in 1941, and then subsequently the Pacific Asia Museum.
Bennett, Ruth Manerva
(1899 – 1960)
Exhibited in:
1928
Bonnet, Leon Durand
(1868 – 1936)
1930 (solo)
Dann, Katherine Skeele
(1896 – 1963)
Exhibited in:
1927, 1928 (solos)
Greek Theater
Located in Griffith Park
2700 North Vermont
Los Angeles, CA
(pictured above)
Notes: Built in 1929 according to the plans of Griffith J. Griffith (who also paid for the Griffith Observatory; he originally donated the land for what is now Griffith Park, covering 3,000 acres).
CAC Annual Exhibitions
Various, between 1940-60
Attridge, Irma Gertrude
(1894 – 1978)
1951
Bartlett, Dana
(1882 – 1957)
7th CAC President
1952, 1955 (medals)
Hansen, Roberta Asseln
(1907 – 2003)
Exhibited in:
1958-59
Greene Studio
Pasadena, CA
 
Rich, John Hubbard
(1876 – 1954)
18th CAC President
Exhibited in:
1908
Hollyhock House
4800 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027

(pictured above)

Notes: Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, this building became the CAC’s Headquarters for 15 years, from 1927 to 1942, as a gift from owner Aline Barnsdall. The formal opening and reception for the Club’s new location was on August 31, 1927, which included an exhibition of member’s work.
CAC Opening Exhibition
May 1-31, 1927
photo courtesy of LA Public Library
Hollywood Public Library
Hollywood, CA

(pictured above)
Notes: Hollywood Branch Library, facing Hollywood Boulevard ca. 1923, and later in 1939 moved, remodeled & turned to face Ivar Street. Destoyed in 1939.
Aldrin, Anders Gustav
(1889 – 1970)
Exhibited in:
1930 (solo)
Scheck, Helen Mildred
(1901 -1983)
1927
Hotel Green
99 South Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA
(pictured above)
 
Balfour, Helen Johnston
(1847 – 1925)
Exhibited in:
1913
Brown, Benjamin Chambers
(1865 – 1942)
3rd CAC President
1911
Kanst Gallery
Eighth and Hill Streets

Los Angeles, CA
Notes: Owned by John F. Kanst, the gallery opened in 1911.
Allis, C. Harry
(1870 – 1938)
Exhibited in:
1912
Alvarez, Mabel
(1891-1985)
Jan. 1918
Balfour, Helen Johnston
(1847 – 1925)
1911, 1912
Brandriff, George Kennedy
(1890 – 1936)
1929
Braun, Maurice
(1877 – 1941)
1914-19
Frieseke, Frederick Carl
(1874 – 1939)
Dec.-Jan. 1912
Gamble, John Marshall
(1863 – 1957)
1910, 1912, 1916
Moran, Paul Nimmo
(1864 – 1907)
 
Payne, Edgar Alwin
(1883 – 1947)
9th CAC President
 
Rea, Louis Edward
(1868 – 1927)
1927, 1937
Redmond, Granville Richard Seymour
(1871 – 1935)
 
Sammann, Detlef
(1857-1938)
1916
Wachtel, Elmer
(1864 – 1929)
 
La Brea Gallery
Los Angeles, CA
 
Schleussner, Mary Elizabeth Jacques
(1881 – 1956)
Exhibited in:
1931
Leonards
Los Angeles, CA
 
Gamble, John Marshall
(1863 – 1957)
1924
Little Gallery
Located in Bullock’s Wilshire
(pictured above)
3050 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 
Little Studio Gallery
Monrovia, CA
 
Dann, Katherine Skeele
(1896 – 1963)
Exhibited in:
1930
Robinson, Delia Mary
(1889 – 1952)
Exhibited in:
1930 (solo)
Los Angeles City Hall
200 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA
(pictured above)
Notes
44th Annual CAC Exhibition The Tower Gallery on the topmost floor of City Hall was possibly the location that the Annual Exhibition was held in 1953 (and possibly others).
Attridge, Irma Gertrude
(1894 – 1978)
Exhibited in:
1953, 1954
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
(LACMA)
3400 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
(pictured above)
Notes: Originally the Los Angeles Museum of History, Science and Art. In 1961 LACMA is established as a museum separate from the Museum of Natural History. The new museum opens in 1965.
Barton, Loren Roberta
(1893 – 1975)
Exhibited in:
1920 (with Mabel Alvarez and Paul Lauritz), 1923 (solo), 1926 (solo), 1928
Baxter, Martha Wheeler Wallace
(1869 – 1955)
1936
Bischoff, Franz Arthur
(1864 – 1929)
1913
Bjurman, Andrew
(1876 – 1943)
1924, 1927 (Hon. mentions)
Bowles, Caroline Hutchinson
(1865 – 1923)
1919
Brandt, Rexford Elson
(1914 – 2000)
1939, 1941 (solos)
Braun, Maurice
(1877 – 1941)
1918, 1920 (solos)
Brown, Benjamin Chambers
(1865 – 1942)
3rd CAC President
1915, 1917, 1918 (solos), 1929
Buff, Conrad
(1886 – 1975)
1923, 1929, 1937, 1940 (solos)
Gage, Robert Merrell
(1892 – 1981)
13th CAC President
1929, 1945 (solo)
Garnsey, Julian Ellsworth
(1887 – 1969)
11th CAC President
1931
Gleason, Joe Duncan
(1881 – 1959)
1924 (solo)
Los Angeles Public Library
630 West 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA
(pictured above)
Notes: Built in 1926 by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, it is the second biggest library in the country.
Attridge, Irma Gertrude
(1894 – 1978)
Exhibited in:
1943, 1946
Buff, Conrad
(1886 – 1975)
 
Scheck, Helen Mildred
(1901 -1983)
1927
Marzon Studio
Los Angeles, CA
Notes: Circa 1926
Mills College Art Museum
Mills College
5000 MacArthur Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94613
Notes: Mills College was founded in 1852. The Art Gallery (now Art Museum) opened in 1925.
Nicholson Gallery – see Grace Nicholson Gallery.
Ohara & Livermore Gallery
Pasadena, CA
 
Bowles, Caroline Hutchinson
(1865 – 1923)
Exhibited in:
1916
Paul Kantor Gallery
7025 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(pictured above)

Notes: Opened by Paul Kantor in 1951, who is credited with discovering Richard Diebenkorn. The gallery is still operating, now under the name Kantor/Feuer.
Perls Gallery
8634 Sunset Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA
(pictured above, photo courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution)
Notes: Owned by Frank Perls, opened late 1930′s. The gallery carried works by Matisse and Lipchitz, among others.
Santa Monica Public Library
601 Santa Monica Boulevard

Santa Monica, CA 90401
 
Barker, George, Jr.
(1882 – 1965)
Exhibited in:
1931 (solo)
Sierra Madre City Hall
232 West Sierra Madre Boulevard
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
 
Bush, Ella Shepard
(1861 – 1948)
Exhibited in:
1930
Southby Salon
121 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Notes: Owned by Maxwell A. Southby (1883-1953), late pastor of the Rossmore Congregational Church. Opened in 1924 and ran through about 1930.
Brandriff, George Kennedy
(1890 – 1936)
Exhibited in:
1927
Lukits, Theodore Nicolai
(1897 – 1992)
(Exhibited/represented?)
Southwest Museum
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90065
(pictured above)
Notes: Founded in 1907, it was the first museum in Los Angeles . The museum moved from it’s original location in Downtown Los Angeles to its current location in Mt. Washington in 1914.
Bjurman, Andrew
(1876 – 1943)
Exhibited in:
1923 (popular prize)
Steckel Galleries
Los Angeles, CA
 
Bailey, Harry Lewis
(1879 – 1933)
Exhibited in:
1908
Borg, Carl Oscar
(1879 – 1947)
1906
Brown, Benjamin Chambers
(1865 – 1942)
3rd CAC President
1908
Daniell, William Swift
(1865 – 1933)
1911
Sauerwein, Frank Paul
(1871 – 1910)
1906
Stendahl Art Galleries
Located in the Ambassador Hotel
(pictured above)
3400 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
Notes: Opened 1921 and owned by Earl Stendahl
Band, Max
(1900 – 1974)
Exhibited in:
1941
Barney, Alice Pike
(1857 – 1931)
1927, 1930
Bartlett, Dana
(1882 – 1957)
7th CAC President
1927
Barton, Loren Roberta
(1893 – 1975)
1923
Bischoff, Franz Arthur
(1864 – 1929)
1922
Buff, Conrad
(1886 – 1975)
1927, 1934
Gamble, John Marshall
(1863 – 1957)
1938
Gilbert, Arthur Hill
(1894 – 1970)
1926
Poray, Stanislaus Pociecha
(1888 – 1948)
1929, 1931, 1938 (solos)
Rose, Guy
(1867 – 1925)
1926 (solo)
Scardigli, Remo
(1910 – 1984)
1937
Symons, George Gardner
(1861 – 1930)
1928
Stone Galleries
Monrovia, CA
 
Buff, Conrad
(1886 – 1975)
Exhibited in:
1927
Vysekal Gallery
Hollywood, CA
 
Vysekal, Edouard Antonin
(1890 – 1939)
 
Vysekal, Luvena Buchana
(1873 – 1954)
Note: Luvena was the Gallery Director.
Webb Gallery
Los Angeles, CA
 
Barker, Olive Ruth Carpenter
(1885 – 1961)
Exhibited in:
1936
Wiltshire Galleries
Los Angeles, CA
 
Sayre, Fred Grayson
(1879 – 1939)
Exhibited in:
1926
Zantman Gallery
Los Angeles, CA
 
Aller, Gladys
(1915 – 1970)
Exhibited in:
1938 (solo)
Zeitlin’s
705 1/2 W. Sixth Street
Los Angeles, CA
Notes: Initially opening as a bookstore in Echo Park, it was located there from 1926 to 1938 before moving to Sixth Street, where larger rooms allowed for exhibition space. Owner Jake Zeitlin was friends with writers Robinson Jeffers, Aldous Huxley, Thomas Mann and Henry Miller, as well as locals Aline Barnsdall and Lloyd Wright, the son of FLW. The photographer Edward Weston had his first exhibition at Zeitlin’s in 1928. Other early shows included Rockwell Kent, Paul Landacre, Peter Krasnow and Millard Sheets.
Aller, Gladys
(1915 – 1970)
Exhibited in:
1938 (solo)
Buff, Conrad
(1886 – 1975)
1930
Robinson, Delia Mary
(1889 – 1952)
1930

 

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ART CLUBS
NOTES (listed in order of founding)
Ruskin Art Club Founded 1888
Friday Morning Club Founded 1891
Los Angeles Art Association Founded 1892 (originally founded in 1890 as the Sketch Club of the LA School of Art and Design)
Ebell Club Founded 1894
USC Fine Arts Dept. Founded 1894
Society of Fine Arts of Southern California Founded 1895
Pasadena Art Association Founded 1896 (1911?)
Pasadena Academy of Fine Arts Founded 1897
Los Angeles Arts and Crafts Society Founded 1905
Painters’ Club of Los Angeles Founded March 1906 (disbanded and reformed as the CAC in 1909)
California Art Club Founded December 1909
Women Painters of California Founded 1909
Los Angeles Sketch Club Founded 1911
California Society of Miniature Painters Founded 1912
Art Students League of Los Angeles Founded circa 1913
Printmakers of Los Angeles Founded 1914 (by Benjamin C. Brown; it became Printmakers Society of California in 1920)
The Modern Art Society of Los Angeles Founded 1916 (renamed California Progressives in 1919)
La Jolla Art Association Founded 1918
Laguna Beach Art Ass’n Founded 1918
Commercial Artists Ass’n of Southern California Founded 1918
Los Angeles Print Group Founded 1920
Hollywood Art Ass’n Founded 1920
Women’s Art Club of Southern California Founded 1921 (Laguna Beach)
West Coast Arts, Inc. Founded 1921 (later became Women Painters of the West in 1929)
Sculptor’s Guild of Southern California Founded 1921
California Watercolor Society Founded 1921
Glendale Art Association Founded 1922
Potboiler Art Center of Los Angeles Founded 1922
Painters and Sculptors Club of Los Angeles Founded 1923
Long Beach Art Association Founded 1923
Group of Independents of Los Angeles Founded 1923
Free Lance Art Club of Los Angeles Founded 1923 (became Los Angeles Art League in 1926)
Palos Verdes Gallery Founded 1923
Painters of the West Founded 1924 (Los Angeles)
Santa Barbara Art Club Founded 1924
Arts and Crafts Society of Southern California Founded 1924
Pasadena Society of Artists Founded 1925
Artland Club Founded 1925 (Los Angeles)
Commercial Artists Club of Los Angeles Founded 1925
Bookplate Association International Founded 1925 (Los Angeles)
International Artists Club of Los Angeles Founded 1926
Cartoonists Club of Los Angeles Founded 1926
Brea Art Association Founded 1926
Society of California Desert Painters Founded 1927
Pasadena Society of Women Painters and Sculptors Founded 1928
Los Angeles Print Group Founded 1928
Younger Painters of Los Angeles Founded 1928 (First exhibition held in 1929)
Santa Monica Art League Founded 1928
International Artists Club of Los Angeles Founded 1929
Long Beach Businessman’s Sketch Club Founded 1929 (Later became Spectrum Club)
Art Student’s League of San Pedro Founded 1929
California Etchers Association Founded 1929 (L.A. and S.F.)
Riverside Art Association Founded 1930
Palos Verdes Art Association Founded 1930
Foundation of Western Art Founded 1933
San Gabriel Artists Guild Founded 1933
Los Angeles Negro Art Association
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Founded 1937
Sierra Madre Arts Guild Formed 1938
Society for Sanity in Art Founded 1940 (Los Angeles branch)

 

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ART MUSEUMS/NOTES
Bowers Museum of Cultural Heritage
Constructed 1932 (Santa Ana)
Huntington Art Gallery and Library
Founded 1928 (San Marino)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Opened 1965

Los Angeles Museum of History Science and Art
Founded 1913 (Exposition Park)

In 1961 it split into two separate entities: L.A.’s Natural History Museum and LACMA.

Pasadena Art Institute
Founded 1922 (Pasadena)

Incorporated 1924. Absorbed the Pasadena Museum of Art in 1942, and in 1954 became the Pasadena Art Museum. In 1973 the name changed to the Pasadena Museum of Modern Art. In 1974 it encountered financial problems; after reaching an agreement with Norton Simon in 1974, it reopened in 1975 as the Norton Simon Museum of Art at Pasadena.

Pasadena Historical Society
Founded 1924 (Pasadena)

Founded as the Pasadena Historical Society, it was later known as the Pasadena Historical Museum until it changed to the Pasadena Museum of History in 2001. Since 1970, the Museum has been headquartered on the grounds of the Fenyes Estate.


Image courtesy Pasadena Historical Museum

Pasadena Museum of Art
Founded 1941 (Pasadena)

Merged with the Pasadena Art Institute in 1942; see entry above. Pictured at right in 1962 in the Grace Nicholson Galleries (now the Pacific Asia Museum).


Image courtesy Pasadena Historical Museum
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Opened 1941 (Santa Barbara)

Southwest Museum
Founded 1914 (Los Angeles)

Founded by Charles Fletcher Lummis.

 


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THE BLANCHARD BUILDING
(Located in Hotel Ivins, 10th & Figueroa Streets, pictured above)
NOTES
Artists who had studios in the Blanchard Building:
Bischoff, Franz Arthur
(1864 – 1929)
 
Burton, Elizabeth Eaton
(1869 – 1937)
During 1909
Mannheim, Jean
(1863 – 1945)
 
Morin, Gertrude Elder
(1860 – 1941)
Settled in L.A. in 1897
Artists who exhibited in the Blanchard Building:
Sammann, Detlef
(1857 – 1938)
During 1910
FOSTER & KLEISER BILLBOARD CO. NOTES
Artists who worked with –
Armitage, Arnold H.
(1899 – 1991)
Worked in 1926
Asanger, Jacob
(1887 – 1941)
Worked from about 1925-41 when he died.
Porter, Mildred Sophie
(1904 – 1996)
Worked for them only briefly
Puthuff, Hanson Duvall
(1875 – 1972)
Worked for 23 years


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ART SCHOOLS, INSTRUCTORS
& STUDENTS
NOTES

Art Center School
West Seventh Street
Los Angeles, CA

Notes: The school was founded in 1930 on West Seventh St. in Los Angeles, then moved to Third St. in Hancock Park (mid-1940′s) before moving to its current location in Pasadena in 1976. In 1965 it became Art Center College of Design.
Adams, Edward A. "Tink" School Founder
Henninger, Joseph Morgan
(1906 – 1999)
32nd CAC President
 
Reckless, Stanley Laurence
(1892 – 1955)
Served as Director
Schoppe, Palmer
(1912 – 2001)
Taught 1945-53
Art Students League of Los Angeles Notes: Founded circa 1913 in Los Angeles.
Anderson, Antony E.
(1863 – 1939)
School CoFounder
MacDonald-Wright, Stanton
(1890 – 1973)
Director and Teacher in 1923
Murphy, Lawrence M.
(1872 – 1947)
 
Puthuff, Hanson Duvall
(1875 – 1972)
School CoFounder
Slinkard, Rex
(1887 – 1918)
 
Art Teachers’ Ass’n of Southern California Notes: Founded 1917
Batchelder School of Design and Handicraft
Notes: Founded 1909 in Pasadena.
Batchelder, Ernest Allan
(1875 – 1957)
School Founder
Chouinard, Nelbert Murphy
(1879 – 1969)
 
Business Mens Art Institute
(pictured above, unknown location)
Notes: Founded in 1928, BMAI is currently located at 2228 Florencita, Montrose, California.
California Graduate School of Design Notes: Founded 1937 in Pasadena.
Cannon Art School Notes: Founded 1909 in Los Angeles.
Harris, Sam Hyde
(1889 – 1977)
Sam Harris studied at the Cannon Art School as a teenager.
Chouinard School of Art
(pictured above, unknown painting)
Notes: Founded 1921 in Los Angeles.
Barton, Loren Roberta
(1893 – 1975)
 
Beaumont, Arthur Edwaine
(1890 – 1978)
 
Chamberlin, Frank Tolles
(1873-1961)
 
Chouinard, Nelbert Murphy
(1879 – 1969)
School Founder
Craig, Thomas Theodore
(1909 – 1969)
 
Dike, Philip Latimer
(1906 – 1990)
 
Douglas, Haldane
(1893 – 1980)
Taught after 1928
Gage, Robert Merrell
(1892 – 1981)
13th CAC President
Taught sculpture 1928-30
Hansen, Ejnar
(1884 – 1965)
 
Hinkle, Clarence Keiser
(1880 – 1960)
 
Lauritz, Paul
(1889 – 1975)
17th CAC President
 
MacDonald-Wright, Stanton
(1890 – 1973)
Taught in 1923
Manbert, R. Barton
(1876 – 1945)
Taught 1929-30
Mayhew, Nell Cole Danely Brooker
(1875 – 1940)
 
Miller, Barse
(1904 – 1973)
Taught after 1924
Munsell, Richard
(1903 – 1963)
Taught painting during the 1930′s
Murphy, Lawrence M.
(1872 – 1947)
Taught from 1926-47
Nielson, Harry A.
(1882 – 1952)
Watercolor
Potter, William R. R.
(n. d.)
Taught during the 1930′s
Reckless, Stanley Laurence
(1892 – 1955)
 
Ryman, Herbert Dickens
(1910 – 1989)
30th CAC President
Taught 1938-41
Schoppe, Palmer
(1912 – 2001)
Taught 1935-42
Sheets, Millard Owen
(1907 – 1989)
Taught from 1929-34 and 1948
Smith, John Francis
(1868 – 1941)
CalArts
Sprenkle, Arthur George
(1881 – 1940)
Taught during the 1930′s, until his death in 1940.
Claremont College Art Dept. Notes: Founded 1925
Currier Creative Art School
Notes: Founded 1926 in Santa Monica.
Currier, Walter Barron
(1879 – 1934)
School Founder
Hollywood Art Center School
Notes: Founded 1926
Lion, Henry
(1900 – 1966)
Taught sculpture
Lovins, Henry E.
(1883 – 1960)
School Founder and Director
John Muir College  
Hansen, Ejnar
(1884 – 1965)
 
Los Angeles School of Art and Design Notes: Founded 1887 in Los Angeles.
Bond, Mrs. J. Dalton
(n.d.)
School CoFounder
DuMond, Frederick Melville
(1867 – 1927)
Moved to CA and taught after 1910; brother of Frank Vincent DuMond.
MacLeod, Louise Elizabeth Garden
(1857 – 1944)
School CoFounder
Lukits Academy  
Lukits, Theodore Nicolai
(1897 – 1992)
School Founder
Manual Arts School  
Clark, Emelia M. Goldworthy
(1869 – 1955)
Taught 1914-1924 (Later founded her own school.)
Schwankovsky, Frederick John de St. Vrain
(1885 – 1974)
Head of the Art Dept. from 1919-47
Occidental College Art Department Notes: Founded 1912.
Otis Art Institute
9045 Lincoln Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Notes: Founded 1918 in Los Angeles; it became Otis College of Art and Design in 1991.
Burnham, Roger Noble
(1876 – 1962)
 
Delano, Annita
(1894 – 1979)
 
Chouinard, Nelbert Murphy
(1879 – 1969)
 
Coolidge, John Earle
(1882 – 1947)
 
Hansen, Ejnar
(1884 – 1965)
 
Lauritz, Paul
(1889 – 1975)
17th CAC President
 
Quinn, Noel Joseph
(1915 – 1993)
Taught around the time of WWII.
Rich, John Hubbard
(1876 – 1954)
18th CAC President
Taught for 28 years
Schuster, Donna Norine
(1883 – 1953)
Taught during the 1920′s
Sheets, Millard Owen
(1907 – 1989)
Director for six years
Shrader, Edwin Roscoe
(1878 – 1960)
8th, 10th, and 14th CAC President
 
Vysekal, Edouard
(1890 – 1939)
 
Pasadena Art Institute
Pasadena, CA
Notes: Founded 1922 and incorporated 1924.
Zimmerman, Frederick Almond
(1886 – 1974)
 
Pasadena School of Fine Arts
Pasadena, CA
 
Hansen, Ejnar
(1884 – 1965)
 
Pomona College
333 North College Way
Claremont, CA 91711
Notes: Incorporated 1887, opened 1888 in Pomona. The following year it relocated to Claremont, but retained the Pomona name.
Hansen, Ejnar
(1884 – 1965)
 
Jurecka, Cyril
(1884 – 1959)
 
School of Illustration and Painting
Los Angeles, CA
Notes: Founded 1914 in Los Angeles.
Cahill, William V.
(1878 – 1924)
School Founder
Rich, John Hubbard
(1876 – 1954)
18th CAC President
School Founder
Smith, John Francis
(1868 – 1941)
School Founder
Scripps College Art Department
Scripps College
1030 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
Notes: Founded 1928
Stickney Art Institute
Corner of N. Fair Oaks and Lincoln Ave.
Pasadena, CA

(Stickney Memorial pictured above)

Notes: Originally built in 1897 by Susan Homer Stickney in memory of her sister. Became known as Stickney Hall around 1912 [or 1913]. In 1934 the original building was razed and a new building, the Stickney Memorial of Art, was built at Carmelita Gardens (Colorado Blvd. and Orange Grove) under the auspices of the Pasadena Art Institute. Eventually became the Norton Simon Museum (see entry above). [Pasadena Star-News, May 18, 1934]
Brooks, Mildred
Taught around 1934
Buff, Conrad
(1886 – 1975)
 
Clark, Alson Skinner
(1876 – 1949)
 
Feitelson, Lorser
(1898 – 1978)
 
Hansen, Ejnar
(1884 – 1965)
Taught around 1934
Little, Portia
Taught around 1934
Lloyd, Lucile
(1894 – 1941)
Director 1921-22
Mannheim, Jean
(1863 – 1945)
School Founder
McLean, Grace
Taught around 1934
Miller, Richard Emil
(1875 – 1943)
 
Miller, Ruth Blanchard
(1904 – )
Taught portraiture after 1922
Murphy, Laurence
(1872 – 1947)
Taught around 1934
Rose, Guy
(1867 – 1925)
Director (1914) and teacher
Throop University
Pasadena, CA
Notes: Founded in Pasadena in 1891. Beginning as Throop University (1891-1892), its name was changed to Throop Polytechnic Institute (1893-1912) and then to Throop College of Technology (1913-1919) before becoming Caltech.
Batchelder, Ernest Allan
(1875 – 1957)
Joined the Department of Art and Crafts in 1902.
Chouinard, Nelbert Murphy
(1879 – 1969)
 
U.C.L.A. Department of Art
Notes: Founded 1919 in Los Angeles. Previously the Los Angeles State Normal School.
Hazen, Bessie Ella
(1862 – 1946)
 
Delano, Annita
(1894 – 1979)
 
MacDonald-Wright, Stanton
(1890 – 1973)
Taught 1942-54
May, Beulah
(1883 – 1959)
Taught from 1921
McPhail, Annie Christine Belle
(1898 – 1985)
Taught for 40 years
Morris, Adelaide
(1881 – 1974)
Taught until 1938
Murphy, Lawrence M.
(1872 – 1947)
 
U.S.C. School of Art and Architecture
Notes: U.S.C. is founded 1880 in Los Angeles; the school of Architecture and Art is founded in 1925.
Gage, Robert Merrell
(1892 – 1981)
13th CAC President
Taught sculpture 1925-58
Mayhew, Nell Cole Danely Brooker
(1875 – 1940)
 
Rich, John Hubbard
(1876 – 1954)
18th CAC President
 
Sample, Paul Starrett
(1896 – 1974)
12th CAC President
Taught from 1926-36
Schoppe, Palmer
(1912 – 2001)
Taught in the Film Dept. 1954-76
Waggoner, Elizabeth
(n.d.)
Established the Crafts Dept. in 1908
USC College of Fine Arts, Garvanza Notes: Founded 1901 in Los Angeles. Garvanza was located within the area of Highland Park.
Ellis, Clyde Garfield
(1879 – 1970)
 
Judson, William Lees
(1842 – 1928)
Established the College of Fine Arts
Von Schneidau School of Fine Art Notes: Founded 1917
Von Schneidau, Christian
(1893 – 1976)
School Founder

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