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Name and Dates
Of Note
A  
ABRIL, Ben
(1923 – 1995)
Artist Member, joined the CAC on November 30, 1994. Studied at Art Center, School of Allied Arts, Glendale College, Chouinard, and L.A. County Art Institute. He was known for his work that depicted nostalgic and historic Los Angeles locations such as Angel’s Flight and Bunker Hill. Member: American Watercolor Society – NY; National Watercolor Society – LA; San Gabriel Fine Art Association. He passed away at age 72 on June 7, 1995. (CAC Newsletter article, Nov. 1995)
ABOLFATHI, Mikail Member. (B, joined Mar. 1988)
ADAMS, Alan
A native of Australia, he later lived in Los Angeles. He was very active in the 58th Annual Exhibition when he served as Second Vice-President of the CAC, exhibiting #46 "Morning Haze;" #62 "Moonlight," (2nd Place, Marine) and #100 "Oregon Sunset." He also helped hang the exhibition and his wife assisted with the reception. (R, 1964) CAC Exhibitions: Art Salon (1966); 58th Annual (1967).
ADAMS, Florence
Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964, 1978-79)
ADAMS, Velma
(1902 – 1987)
Studied sculpting with her friend Julia B. Wendt and painting with Frank T. Chamberlin; also a lithographer and etcher. She became a CAC member in 1922 and was still active with the club in Dec. 1984. Adams passed away Dec. 16, 1987. (CAC Bulletin Vol. 94 No. 29, Dec. 1984) (Exh. with the CAC 1924, 1928-29, 1937, 1940 and 1947.) (H) (M) (R) (B, passing, Feb. 1988)
ADLER, Florence
(1882 – 1954)
A painter whose work includes portraits and still lifes. She took over the CAC clipping book (now in the Archives of American Art, DC) in Nov. 1945. She passed away July 3, 1954. (H) (B)
AIKMAN, Daniel R.
Artist Member, lived in Long Beach. (R, 1978-79)
ALBRO, Maxine
(1893 – 1966)
She studied with Diego Rivera in Mexico, and worked for the Federal Public Works of Art Project. She married the sculptor Parker Hall and first appears with the CAC during their Spring 1918 Exhibit. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition (1918). (H) (M)
ALDRIN, Anders Gustav
(1889 – 1970)
Began to paint while recuperating from tuberculosis contracted during WWI. Learned the Japanese method of color woodblock prints from Frank Morley Fletcher at the Santa Barbara School of Fine Arts. (Exh. with the CAC in the 1930′s.) (H)
ALEXANDER, Sara Dora Block
(1888 – 1980)
Settled in San Diego and was a student of Charles Reiffel. Also lived in Woodland Hills, CA. (Exh. with the CAC in 1955.) (H) (R, 1964) (B, joined Apr. 1947)
ALLEN, Gertrude Dodds
(d. 1953)
Member, she passed away Sept. 29, 1953. (B, Dec. 1953)
ALLEN, Viola M.
Artist Member, lived in Malibu. (R, 1964)
ALLIOT, Hector Dr.
(1862 – 1919)
Born November 20, 1862 at Chateau des Forestiers, Gironde, France. In 1901, at the request of Charles Lummis, he became curator of the Southwest Society of the Archaeological Institute (later the Southwest Museum). Possibly a member of the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles (he gave a talk during one of their meetings), Alliot was later elected an Honorary Member of the CAC (Feb. 27, 1910). An internationally known art critic and archaeologist, he moved to L.A. from S.F. after the 1906 earthquake. . He was also the first professor of Art History at USC. Alliot died February 15, 1919 of a heart attack; the Hector Alliot Memorial Library of Archaeology was established by the Ruskin Art Club in his honor at the Southwest Museum.
ALPERS, William F.

Alpers was awarded first prize in commercial art (included was a year of membership with the CAC) at the First Annual G.I. Art Exhibit in Los Angeles. CAC Exhibitions: G.I. Exhibit (1946).

ALTHOUSE, Lillian G.
(1893 – 1979)
Born in California on June 7, 1893; by 1925 Althouse had settled in Los Angeles. She died there on January 19, 1979. (H)
ALVAREZ, Mabel
(1891 – 1985)
She painted portraits of the Irving Berlin and Samuel Goldwyn families; artist and art critic Arthur Millier wrote in the Los Angeles Times praising her work during the 1920′s. She first appears with the CAC during their Spring 1918 Exhibit. (H) (M) Exhibited with CAC: Spring Exhibit, 9th Annual (1918); Spring Exhibit, 10th Annual (1919); 11th Annual (1920); 12th Annual (1921); 13th Annual, Building Fund Exhibition (1922); 14th Annual (1923); 16th Annual (1925); 17th Annual (1926); 18th Annual, Hollyhock House Opening Exhibition (1927); 19th Annual, California Art Exhibit (Bullock’s), (1928); 20th Annual (1929); 21st Annual (1930); 22nd Annual (1931); 23rd Annual (1932); 24th Annual (1933); 25th Annual (1934); 26th Annual (1935); 27th Annual (1936); 28th Annual (1937).
ALVAREZ, Florence Florence and Mabel Alvarez were among a group of listed CAC Members that got together for a 1918 picnic in Laguna Beach. (Santa Ana Daily Register, July 23, 1918, p.5, California Art Club Members Enjoy Moonlight Picnic on Cliffs)
AMMON, Greta
Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. Honorary Life Member. (R, 1964, 1978-79)
ANDERSON, Antony E.
(1863 – 1939)
Charter Member, 1st Secretary and Treasurer, Honorary Member (voted Nov. 26, 1907) of the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles; Honorary Life Member of the CAC (elected Feb. 27, 1910). Anderson studied under Brush, Melchers and Freer; when he moved to L.A. in 1903, he became the first art critic for the Los Angeles Times. He donated 500 books to form the nucleus of the CAC’s Antony Anderson Library (c.1928), which sadly have been lost in the years since. CAC Exhibitions: 1st Annual (1911).
ANDERSON, Dorothy Visju
(1874 – 1960)
Studied with Chase and at the AIC; she was primarily a portrait painter and founded the Beverly Hills AA. (Exh. with the CAC in 1936.) (H) (M)
ANDRES, Adele
(1898 – 1992)
She was an illustrator and printer as well as a painter, and studied at the AIC. (Exh. with the CAC in 1962.) (H) Artist Member, lived in North Hollywood . (R, 1964)
ANDRESEN, Ruby
Artist Member, lived in Sierra Madre. (R, 1964)
ARGALL, Charles James Gladstone
(1893 – 1956)
23rd CAC President
Born in San Jose, California on October 25, 1893. After graduating from the College of the Pacific, Argall settled in Los Angeles and further studied at Chouinard. He died in Los Angeles on January 27, 1956. His teachers were Frank Tolles Chamberlin, Will Foster and Ralph Johonnet. Argall’s brother Cluade Argall passed away in 1951. (B, Sept. 1951)
ARGALL, Mrs. Charles James Gladstone
(n.d.)
Pres. Paval awarded Honorary Life Memberships to the wives of the first 20 CAC Presidents. (B, Aug. 1955)
ARMSTRONG, Marion W.
Artist Member, lived in Palos Verdes Peninsula. (R, 1964)
ARMSTRONG, Samuel Member (B, joined Dec. 1932)
ASHMEAD, Hal
Associate Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
ASKENAZY, Mischa ("Maurice")
(1888 – 1961)
Honorary Life Member. Studied at the National Academy of Design, and then in France and Italy. Settled in Montecito in 1925. CAC Exhibitions: 35th Annual (1944); 46th Annual (1955); 50th Annual (1959); (H, CAC Exhibits: 1949-55.) (H) (B, Moment of Silence, July 1961)
ASSELN, Roberta
(1907 – 2003)
Born in Camp Hill, PA on November 12, 1907, Asseln moved to Los Angeles in 1922 at age 15. She was employed there in commercial art while studying at Chouinard. A student of George Fowler, Robert Frame, William Bowne, Robert Uecker and Oscar Van Young. Her married name was Hansen. She died on June 6, 2003.
(Exh. in the 46th and 50th CAC Annuals.) (H)
ATTRIDGE, Irma Gertrude
(1894 – 1978)

Attridge was born in Chicago and settled in Beverly Hills after graduating from Los Angeles High School and studying at the Chouinard Art Institute. She married a man whose last name was Beamish, and began exhibiting watercolors in Southern California by 1966, when she also served as President of the California Watercolor Society. Her work is in the Bowers Museum (Santa Ana, CA); the Los Angeles Public Library and the Frye Museum (Seattle). CAC Exhibitions: 35th Annual (1944).

AULMANN, Theodora
(1882 – 1960)
Born in Alton, Illinois on May 5, 1882. Aulmann studied art at the Cumming School of Art in Des Moines. She moved to Los Angeles in 1920 and was active there for many years. (H)
AUSTIN, Charles Percy
(1883 – 1948)
Active Member of the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles. Founding Member and 1st Secretary of CAC (from 1909-1916, 1918). A student of Twachtman, he took over Granville Redmond’s old studio in 1908. Austin was designated as part of an Exhibition Committee at the CAC’s 2nd monthly meeting on Feb. 5, 1910. (LAT; PCLA Minutes – Elected prior to Feb. 4, 1908). CAC Exhibitions: 1st Annual Chautauqua Exhibit (1910); 1st Annual, 2nd Annual (1911); 3rd Annual; Spring Exhibition (1912); 4th Annual (1913); 5th Annual, Spring Exhibition (1914); 8th Annual (1917); Spring Exhibition (1918). (H) (M)
AVERY, Kenneth Newell
(1882 – 1949)

Pupil of Chase in NYC and Laurens in Paris. Avery is first seen with the CAC in their 1st Annual Exhibit. CAC Exhibitions: 1st Annual (1910); 21st Annual (1930). (H) (M)

AYALA, Daniel
Associate Member, lived in El Monte. (R, 1964)
AYARS, Margaret T.
(1902 – 1990)
Active in Pasadena in the 1930′s she painted Eaton Canyon and Tujunga as well as other locales. (Exh. with the CAC in 1938.) (H) (M)
AYRES, Martha Oathout
(1890 – 1975)
Studied at the AIC in NYC, taught sculpture in Denver. (Exh. with the CAC in 1927.) (H) (M)
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Name and Dates
Of Note
B
BAEDEKER, Winifred
Artist Member, lived in Santa Monica. (R, 1978-79)
BAGDATOPOULOS, William Spencer
(1888 – 1965)
Elected to the Royal Society of Artists in 1909, he traveled extensively before moving to Santa Barbara. His travels provided much material for his works. (Exh. with the CAC in 1932.) (H) (M) (B, joined Apr. 1932)
BAILEY, Harry Lewis
(1879 – 1933)
An Active Member of the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles (elected prior to Feb. 4, 1908), Bailey first appears with the CAC in their 3rd Annual Exhibition. CAC Exhibitions: 3rd Annual (1912); 4th Annual (1913); 5th Annual (1914); 17th Annual, (1927). (H) (M) (LAT)
BAILEY, Laura Miller
(n.d.)
(Exh. with the CAC in 1929.) (H) (M)
BAILEY, Walter A.
Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964) Honorary Life Member. (R, 1978-79) He worked as an artist and art columnist for the Herald Examiner, and was made a Fellow of the American Institute of Fine Arts. (Herald Examiner, no date) (B, joined Nov. 1960)
BAILEY, Mrs. Walter A.
Honorary Life Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1978-79)
BAKER, Edris Nelson
Honorary Life Member. Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. She was Editor of the CAC Bulletin from the mid-1970′s through the early 1980′s.She was also a President of the Scandinavian American Art Society (1964-65). (SAAS Bulletin, March 1965) (R, 1964, 1978-79)
BALDAUGH, Ann
CAC Exhibitions: Hollyhock House Opening Exhibition (1927).
BALFOUR, Helen Johnston
(1847 – 1925)
A cofounder of the Laguna Beach AA, she studied at the AIC with her niece Marion Kavanaugh. She briefly lived in San Francisco before settling in Los Angeles. Balfour first appears with the CAC during their Spring 1918 Exhibit. The L.A. Times wrote highly of her watercolor landscapes. (Exh. with the CAC 1918-20, 1922, s-1918, s-1919.) CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition (1918); Building Fund Exhibition (1922). (H) (M)
BALLIN, Hugo, N.A.
(1879 – 1956)
He studied under Mowbray and Blum at the ASL/NYC. Upon moving to Los Angeles in 1921, he worked in the movie industry. Ballin was awarded Honorary Life Membership by the Board in 1954. He passed away in Nov. 1956. (Exh. with the CAC in 1929.) (H) (M) (B, Jan. 1954; Dec. 1956)
BAMFORD, Patricia M.
Associate Member, lived in Los Angeles . (R, 1978-79)
BAND, Max
(1900 – 1974)
Born on August 21, 1900 in Naumestis, Lithuania, Band studied at the Berlin Academy. He was the author in 1935 of History of Contemporary Art. He lived in Hollywood from 1940 until his death on November 1974. (Exh. with the CAC in the 1940′s.) (H) (M) Honorary Artist (R, 1964) (B, joined Sept. 1954)
BARCLAY, Alice
Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
BARKER, George, Jr.
(1882 – 1965)
Studied in Paris (with Lhote) before moving to Long Beach and subsequently Pacific Palisades. He painted portraits and landscapes. (Exh. with the CAC 1933-38.) (H) (M) Honorary Life Member (R, 1964)
BARKER, Mildred
Artist Member, lived in Encino. (R, 1964)
BARKER, Olive Ruth Carpenter
(1885 – 1961)
She studied with a number of teachers, most notably Chamberlin, Sheets and Sample, after moving to Southern California in 1923. (Exh. with the CAC 1931-35, 1937-38.) (H) (M)
BARLOW, Danielle Member. (B, joined Mar. 1987)
BARNEY, Alice Pike
(d. 1931)
From a Resolution of Sympathy in the Dec. 1931 issue of the CAC Bulletin: "The following expression of sympathy was passed at a recent meeting of the Board of Directors of the CAC: That, Whereas, the members of the CAC have lost in the death of Mrs. Alice Pike Barney a sincere friend and loyal member, and Whereas, knowing of her record as a distinguished painter in S. Ca., and an unselfish builder of art ideals in our Southland; Therefore, Be It Resolved, that our sense of loss in the passing of Mrs. Barney be placed on the records of this Club and that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to her family. (Signed) Paul Starrett Sample, President."
BARRETT, Bill
Artist Member, lived in Santa Monica . (R, 1978-79)
BARRY, Joanna Member. (B, joined Feb. 1988)
BARTLETT, Dana
(1882 – 1957)
7th CAC President
Bartlett held a successful solo show at the L.A. County Museum of Art in 1927; the following year he opened an art gallery in L.A. where he exhibited not only his paintings but also those of local artists. He first appears with the CAC during their 7th Annual. CAC Exhibitions: 7th Annual (1916); Building Fund Exhibition (1922); California Art Exhibit (1928, Bullock’s).(Exh. with the CAC 1916-24, 1926-28, 1938, s-1918, s-1919.) (M)
BARTLETT, Mrs. Dana
(n.d.)
Pres. Paval awarded Honorary Life Memberships to the wives of the first 20 CAC Presidents. (B, Aug. 1955) Honorary Life Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964) (B, joined Nov. 1960)
BARTLETT, Grace Landell
(1907 – 1961)
A pupil of Randall Davey, she resided in Redlands during the 1930′s. (Exh. with the CAC in 1938.) (H) (M)
BARTLETT, Gray Phineas
(1885 – 1951)
After working as a commercial artist and owning an engraving firm, he moved to Los Angeles in 1937. Maintaining two studios (Utah and L.A.), he traveled the Southwest for subject matter and became well-known for his work. He passed away July 24, 1951. (H) (B, Sept. 1951)
BARTON, Loren Roberta
(1893 – 1975)
Her great-aunt was Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross; she was a student of W.L. Judson. She also taught at Chouinard. Served as Recording Secretary in April 1926. CAC Exhibitions: Hollyhock House Opening Exhibition (1927); California Art Exhibit (1928, Bullock’s). (Exh. with the CAC 1921-23, 1927-28.) (H) (M)
BARTOW, Mary Ann Van Alstine
(1848 – 1924)
An Honorary Member, Bartow first appears with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. Originally studied to become a pianist, but turned to painting. (H) CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911).
BASLER, Ruth Ann
Associate Member, lived in La Cañada, CA. (R, 1978-79)
BAXTER, Martha Wheeler Wallace
(1869 – 1955)
A student at PAFA, ASL/NYC, and the Beaux Arts Institute, she moved to Santa Barbara in 1920. Baxter passed away on Sept. 2, 1955. (Exh. with the CAC 1923-24, 1928, 1932-33, 1935-38, 1950-52.) (H) (M) (A) (B, July 1955) (B, Sept. 1955)
BEAUMONT, Lt. Com. Arthur Edwaine
(1890 – 1978)
Upon moving to California in 1913, he studied at the Mark Hopkins Art Institute, U.C. Berkeley, and the Los Angeles School of Art and Design. In the 1920′s he visited Europe and studied further with Brangwyn, A. John, and Flint at the Slade School and at the Academies in Paris. From 1932-77 he chronicled the history of the Navy in watercolor; he also painted portraits and taught at Chouinard. (Exh. with the CAC 1937-38.) (H) (M) (B, Jan. 1947)
BECKERLE, Marcia J.
Patron Member, lived in Santa Monica . (R, 1978-79)
BECKMAN, Jessie Mary
(1856 – 1929)
A student of Henri and Chase in NYC, she also attended the Academie Colarossi in Paris. Lived in Los Angeles and Laguna Beach. CAC Exhibitions: 14th Annual (1924); Hollyhock House Opening Exhibition (1927); California Art Exhibit (1928, Bullock’s). (H) (M)
BEECHER, Judge Daniel
(d. 1952)
Member. Beecher passed away on Mar. 27, 1952, survived by his wife Genevieve. (B, May 1950; Apr. 1952)
BEECHER, Genevieve Thompson
(1888 – 1954)
After study in NYC, in 1911 she married and settled in Los Angeles. She attended Chouinard and Otis, and studied privately with P. Lauritz. (Exh. with the CAC 1935-37.) (H) (M) (B, Nov. 1954)
BEGGS, Thomas Montague
(1899 – 1990)
Born in Brooklyn, NY on April 22, 1899; he studied at the ASL in NYC, the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, and with Will S. Taylor and W. S. Kendall. He was head of the art department at Pomona College during 1926-47, and also served as director of the National Collection of Fine Arts of the Smithsonian Institution until 1966. He died in McLean, Virginia on October 25, 1990. (H) (M)
BEHR, Betty
(n.d.)
Resident of Los Angeles in the 1930′s. (Exh. with the CAC in 1938.) (H) (M)
BEHRENS, Frank Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
BELFOR, Carl B.
(1952 – 2008)
Artist Member. Born in Monticello, NY, he was the chief projectionist for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Belfor died April 23, 2008 in Los Angeles after suffering a brain aneurysm in February. He was 55. (A)
BELMONT, Arthur R.
Associate Member, lived in Santa Monica . (R, 1978-79)
BELT, Dr. Elmer
Honorary Life Member, lived in Los Angeles . (R, 1978-79)
BENNETT, Caroline Wynans
(1907 – 1992)
Painter, ceramist, sculptor. (H) Artist Member, lived in Studio City. (R, 1978-79)
BENNETT, Ruth Manerva
(1899 – 1960)
Studying under Bridgman and Carlson in NYC, she continued her studies in California with Emily Mocine, A. Hansen, K. Fulop, E. Vysekal, E. Shrader, and M. Sheets, as well as at Chouinard and Otis. (Exh. with the CAC 1925-33.) (H) (M)
BENSCO, Charles J.
(1894 – 1960)
After studying under Bridgman at the ASL/NYC, he moved to Los Angeles in the 1930′s and painted portraits of movie stars and celebrities. Bensco passed away Nov. 1960. "CAC is the proud posessor of one of his finest works, donated to the Club some years ago." (Exh. with the CAC 1932, 1937, 1955.) (H) (M) (B – joined, July 1932; rejoined, Dec. 1954; passing, Nov. 1960)
BENSINGER, Anne Mosejiere
(1906 – 1989)
Arriving in Los Angeles in the 1920′s, she studied at Chouinard, UCLA, and with Bessie Hazen, E. Vysekal, and M. Sheets, among others. (Exh. with the CAC in 1931.) (H) (M)
BENTHERTI, Margot
(n.d.)
Painter. (Exh. with the CAC 1937-38.) (H) (M)
BERAN, Lenore
Artist Member, lived in North Hollywood. (R, 1978-79)
BERG, Dea Artist Member, lived in Playa Del Rey. (R, 1964) (B, joined Apr. 1957)
BERNARD, Bers
Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1978-79)
BERNSON, Paulette
Artist Member, lived in Pasadena. (R, 1978-79)
BERTELLI, Edith
Artist Member, lived in San Gabriel. (R, 1978-79)
BEYER, Gerhard
Sculptor Member, lived in Arcadia. (R, 1978-79)
BIANCAVILLA, Marian
Sculptor Member, lived in North Hollywood. (R, 1978-79)
BICKELL, Marion
Associate Member, lived in Westwood. (R, 1978-79)
BIRCH, Geraldine Rose
(1883 – 1972)
She studied at the Slade School and in Paris, and moved to Pasadena about 1919. She was active in the local community there until her death; her married name was Duncan. (Exh. with the CAC in 1920.) (H) (M)
BIRCHFIELD, Carl
(n.d.)
An Associate Member, Birchfield first appears with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. (Second Annual Exhibition, 1911) (H)
BISCHOFF, Franz Anton
(1864 – 1929)
An Active Member of the Painters’ Club, Bischoff was also a Founding Member of the CAC. Early meetings were held at his studio in South Pasadena. Bischoff was included on an Exhibition Committee at the 2nd monthly CAC meeting at his home, Feb. 5, 1910. Nationally known as a china painter as well as his paintings of roses, he turned primarily to landscape painting upon moving to CA. Bischoff had a studio in the Blanchard Building before building a house along the Arroyo Seco in Pasadena. His middle name is sometimes erroneously listed as "Arthur." (Exh. with the CAC in 1911, 1914-19, 1921-27, s-1917, s-1918, s-1919; early Annuals.) (M) CAC Exhibitions: 1st Annual, 2nd Annual (1911); 3rd Annual (1912); 4th Annual (1913); 5th Annual (1914); 6th Annual (1915); 7th Annual (1916); 8th Annual, Spring Exhibition (1917); 9th Annual; Spring Exhibition (1918); 10th Annual; Spring Exhibition (1919); 12th Annual (1921); 13th Annual, Building Fund Exhibition (1922); 14th Annual (1923); 15th Annual (1924); 16th Annual (1925); 17th Annual (1926); 18th Annual (1927). (Joined CAC prior to Feb. 13, 1910 – LAT)
BJURMAN, Andrew J.
(1876 – 1943)
A craftsman and sculptor, his works include portrait busts and Indian subjects. He first appears with the CAC during their 7th Annual. Bjurman passed away May 17, 1943. CAC Exhibitions: 7th Annual (1916). (Exh. with the CAC 1916, 1918-19, 1921-24, 1926-32, 1934-37, s-1917, s-1919.) (H) (M) (B, Memorium, July 1943)
BLACK, Mary C. Winslow
(1872 – 1943)
Lived in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. Her first appearance with the CAC was during their 7th Annual. After her husband died she moved to the Monterey Peninsula. She lived in the Abrego Adobe, which was built about 1834 from wood supposedly from the wreck of Napoleon’s ship Natalie. CAC Exhibitions: 7th Annual (1916). (Exh. with the CAC 1916-19, 1924, s-1917, s-1918, s-1919.) (H) (M)
BLACK, William Bailey
(1901 – 1980)
He moved to California (Los Angeles and Hollywood) in the 1920′s from Missouri and took classes at Chouinard. He died in Laguna Beach. (Exh. with the CAC in 1933.) (H) (M)
BLANCHARD, Frederick Winslow
(1878-1948)

An Honorary Member, Blanchard first appears with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. Painter. Born in Sacramento, CA on Jan. 8, 1878, the grandson of F. W. Hatch who settled in Sacramento in 1851. Fred grew up there and studied art locally. After graduating from UC Berkeley, he returned to Sacramento and worked in banking. During the 1920s he was active there with the Kingsley Art Club. Upon moving to Pasadena in 1930, he joined the staff of the Community Playhouse for which he was actor, director, and did the artwork for their playbills. Many of his watercolors were of characters he played and scenes from famous novels. Owner of the Blanchard Building, which hosted many exhibitions including the 2nd (1911), 3rd (1912) and 4th (1913) Annual CAC Exhibitions. Blanchard died in Pasadena on Aug. 29, 1948. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911, Honorary Member).

BLANCHARD, Jean
(d. 1990)
37th CAC President
Blanchard lived in North Hollywood, where she worked for the studios of Disney, Warner Bros., and Hanna-Barbera. (The 1984 Roster and By-Laws gives her address as 606 Hagar St., San Fernando, CA 91340). Her teachers included Edward Runci, Myrtle Kennedy, Margaret Roach and Barton Manbert – after her interest turned to watercolor, she studied with Chuck Fuson, Jake Lee, and Rex Brandt. Later in England Blanchard worked under British artists David Burley and Walter Roberts. Failing eyesight forced her to give up active membership, and her art supplies were given to the CAC. She died in March 1990. Don Roaché brought the items to the following March and April meetings to see if any CAC members were interested; the CAC Bulletin had asked for a CAC donation in honor of Jean for the items from interested parties. Member: CAC, Valley Artists Guild, San Fernando Valley Art Club (Life Member). (R, 1978-79) (A) (B, passing, Apr. 1990)
BLOCH, Davida Associate Member, lived in North Hollywood. (Jan. 30, 1981 letter) (R, 1978-79)
BLOOMFIELD, Niki
Artist Member, lived in Santa Monica. (R, 1978-79)
BLOSER, Florence Parker
(1889 – 1935)
She studied at the Los Angeles Art School and with A. H. Gilbert, P. Lauritz, M. Sheets and A. R. Martinez. (Exh. with the CAC 1930-34.) (H) (M)
BLUE, Betty Artist Member, lived in Beverly Hills. The wife of TV actor Monty Blue. She gave a portrait painting demonstration at the Jan. 1960 CAC Meeting. (R, 1964) (B, Jan. 1960; joined, Apr. 1960)
BLUM, Helen Abrahams
(1886 – ?)
Born in Philadelphia, she grew up in Chicago and studied at the AIC with Vanderpoel and with Tarbell in Boston. She was active in Pasadena after settling there in 1915. CAC Exhibitions: 6th Annual (1915). (H) (M)
BOARDMAN, Mrs. Queen Mrs. Boardman was the donor of an annual prize to the CAC of $100. She was also the president of the L.A. Chapter of the National Flower and Fruit Guild as well as a member of other charitable organizations. (B, joined July-August 1931)
BOEHME, Hazel Fetterley
(1900 – 1941)
A painter and etcher, she was active in Los Angeles where she studied with Millard Sheets and Frank Zimmerer. In 1932 she exhibited at the Bartlett Gallery in Los Angeles. CAC Exhibitions: 22nd Annual (1931); 23rd Annual (1932); 24th Annual (1933) (H) (M)
BOETHING, Marjory Adele Buzzo
(1891 – 1972)
Born in Glendale, California on November 18, 1891; she studied locally at Otis Art Institute and was a pupil of Fechin, Edouard Vysekal, Ralph Holmes, and Roscoe Shrader. (H) (M)
BOHNENBERGER, John
(1926-2012)
Member and watercolorist John Bohnenberger was born on May 29, 1926 in Chicago, IL to George and Magdalene Bohnenberger. John served in the U.S. Army (1943-46) and later worked for the U.S. Post Office in Monterey Park (1947-72). Bohnenberger was primarily self-taught, although he studied under watercolorist Jan Kunz. He moved to Atherton Retirement Community (Alhambra, CA) in 1994. Bohnenberger passed away January 9, 2012. CAC Exhibitions: 88th Annual (Hon. Mention), Sights and Sounds of Santa Ana: 1st Annual Plein Air Painting Event (1997); 89th Annual, Sights and Sounds of Santa Ana: 2nd Annual Plein Air Painting Event (1998, 2nd Place).
BOHNSACK, Thelma Member. (B, joined Dec. 1989)
BONAR, Lester M.
(1896 – 1973)
Born in Phoenix, AZ on March 30, 1896; following high school graduation he served under Pershing in France during WWII. In the 1920′s he moved to California and attended UCLA and later taught at Alhambra High School. He also studied with Sam Hyde Harris, and painted in oil and watercolor predominately around San Pedro. (H) (M)
BONELLI, Louise
(d. 1949)
Member. (B, Feb. 1949)
BONGART, Sergei
(1918 – 1985)
Honorary Life Member. Teacher and painter who fled Russia to live in the United States, and operated his popular painting school from Idaho and Santa Monica. Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. Many working artists today studied with him. Bongart passed away on March 2, 1985. (R, 1964; 1978-79) (B, passing, Apr. 1985)
BONNET, Leon Durand
(1868 – 1936)
Studied with Edward Potthast at the PAFA; came from a family of portrait painters and architects.His grandfather and great-uncles were invited from France to help design the U.S. Treasury Building. (H)
BOORSTIN, Annette Artist Member, lived in Santa Monica. (Jan. 2, 1982 letter) (R, 1978-79)
BOOTH, James Scripps
(1888 – 1954)
Painter and sculptor who spent most of his career in Detroit designing cars. CAC Exhibitions: 9th Annual (1918).(H) (M)
BORG, Carl Oscar
(1879 – 1947)

A Charter Member of the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles, Borg was a very early (possibly Founding) Member of the CAC; initially Wm. Wendt taught him painting. Working as a house and furniture painter on the east coast, he jumped ship while serving on the U.S.S. Arizonian and decided to make California his home. Having no money, he walked the railroad tracks to L.A. Borg was designated as part of an Exhibition Committee at the 2nd monthly CAC meeting, Feb. 5, 1910. (LAT – joined CAC prior to Feb. 13, 1910) (Exh. with the CAC 1914-15, 1918-25, 1928, 1931, 1933, s-1917, s-1918.) (H) (M) CAC Exhibitions: 1st Annual Chautauqua Exhibit (1910); 1st Annual (1911); 3rd Annual (1912); 4th Annual (1913); 5th Annual (1914); 6th Annual (1915); Spring Exhibition (1917); 9th Annual, Spring Exhibition (1918); 10th Annual (1919); 11th Annual (1920); 12th Annual (1921); 13th Annual, Building Fund Exhibition (1922); 14th Annual (1923); 15th Annual (1924); 16th Annual (1925); 19th Annual (1928); 22nd Annual (1931); 24th Annual (1933); 25th Annual (1934). (LAT – joined CAC prior to Feb. 13, 1910).

BOSMAN, Barnard Member from South Africa. (B, joined Apr. 1958)
BOTKE, Cornelius J.
(1887 – 1954)
The son of a horticulturist, he studied further at the AIC and married Jessie H. Arms. (Exh. with the CAC 1927-30). (H) (M)
BOTKE, Jessie Hazel Arms
(1883 – 1971)
Inititially studied at the AIC; she assisted Herter Looms with the mural in the St. Francis Hotel in S.F. Her decorative and detailed paintings of birds often used gold leaf. She and her husband Cornelius settled in Santa Paula, California. (Exh. with the CAC 1927-30). (H) (M)
BOWEDT, Carl
Painter, Member. (B, joined Feb. 1955)
BOWLES, Caroline Hutchinson
(1865 – 1923)
She studied under Chase in NYC and spent four years at the Academie Julian. She spent four years in Pasadena, starting in 1916, before returning to Boston. Bowles first appears with the CAC in their Spring 1917 Exhibit. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition (1917).(Exh. with the CAC 1917-18, 1920, s-1917, s-1918.) (H) (M)
BOWMAN, Carolyn Member, lived in Sherman Oaks. (B, Oct. 1985)
BOWMAN, Vivian L. Associate Member, lived in Rolling Hills and Rancho Palos Verdes. (R, 1964)
BOYD, Bernardine Member. (B, joined, Apr. 1985)
BOYD, Doris Elizabeth Pauline
(1909 – 1993)
A student of Theodore Lukits, J. Francis Smith and Jack Wilkinson Smith. A resident of Hollywood and artistically active until at least 1940. (Exh. with the CAC 1934-35, 1937.) (H) (M)
BOYINGTON, Franci
Associate Member, lived in Burbank. (R, 1978-79)

BOYLE, Neil
(1931-2006)

Born Apr. 5, 1931; educated at the Banff School of Fine Arts in Alberta (Canada), Chouinard Art Institute and Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. Boyle taught at both art schools in Los Angeles and held an associate professorship with UC Long Beach and Northridge. After teaching for fifteen years at the California Art Institute in Westlake Village, CA, he and his wife Betty moved to Vancouver Island off the west coast of Canada. He held awards from the Society of Illustrators (NY & L.A., Life Achievement Award), and the L.A. Art Directors Club. Four of his works were chosen by the U.S. Postal Service for commemorative stamps. The U.S. Air Force Art Collection in the Smithsonian, the Pentagon and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center all hold work by him. (Member: Master Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America; Signature Member of the Northwest Rendezvous Group; Out-of-State Member of the CAC; Senior Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists; lifetime member of the Society of Illustrators of L.A.; Mountain Oyster Club (Tucson). Boyle made up and included the initials "BSWCA" with his signature, which stood for "Big Shot West Coast Artist." Boyle passed away Feb. 4, 2006.

BRADBURY, Bennett
Honorary Life Member, lived in So. Laguna. (R, 1964, 1978-79)
BRANDRIFF, George Kennedy
(1890 – 1936)
A piano salesman and dentist, he never had formal training. In 1928 he abandoned dentistry to paint full-time. Studied briefly with A. Hills, C.O. Borg and Jack W. Smith; Orrin White was later one of his students. (Exh. with the CAC 1925-28.) (H) (M)
BRANDT, Rexford "Rex" Elson, A.N.A.
(1914 – 2000)
Noted watercolorist; produced Regionalist works of southern California. A prolific teacher at many schools, his later work became abstract. (H) Honorary Artist, lived in Corona Del Mar. (R, 1964, 1978-79) (B, joined Oct. 1954)
BRAUN, Maurice
(1877 – 1941)
Studied with Wm. Merritt Chase in NYC; founded the San Diego Academy of Art (with Marco Zim). Braun first appears with the CAC in the 1912 Blanchard Exhibition. (Exh. with the CAC 1914-20, 1924, 1926-28, 1931-32, s-1917, s-1918, s-1919.) CAC Exhibitions: Blanchard Exhibition (1912). (H) (M)
BRAUNSCHWEIGER, Helen
(1895 – 1987)
Born in Norwich, Connecticut on November 11, 1895; she studied at Boston University Art School for 3 years and was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the American Artist’s Professional League. After moving to California she studied with Marjorie Reed, Marques Reitzel, Frederic Taubes, William Darling and Claude Parsons. For 27 years she spent her winters in Palm Springs and eventually settled in the state permanently; by 1970 she was living in Bel Air. She died in Los Angeles on September 5, 1987 at the age of 91. Her works includes landscapes, figures and still lifes. (Exh. in the 58th, 64th and 67th CAC Annuals.) (A) Artist Member, lived in Beverly Hills and Pasadena. (R, 1964, 1978-79) Resigned membership Jan. 8, 1982. (letter)
BRAUNSCHWEIGER, Walter Patron Member, lived in Beverly Hills. (R, 1964)
BRAUNSCHWEIGER, Mrs. Walter Member. (B, joined Oct. 1960)
BREMER, Anne Millay
(1868 – 1923)
She studied under E. Carlsen and A. Mathews in California followed by further training in Paris with Lhote. CAC Exhibitions: 6th Annual (1915); 1916, 1918, 1920, s-1918.) (H) (M)
BRESENDINE, E. J.
Artist Member, lived in Sepulveda. (R, 1978-79)
BRICKMAN, Eugene J. (Gene) Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. Exhibited in CAC Gallery July 29 – August 26, 1978. (August 15, 1978 letter) (R, 1978-79)
BRISTOW, Hilda
(d. 1961)
Member. (B – joined, Nov. 1960; passing, Sept. 1961)
BROOKS, Mildred Bryant
(1901 – 1995)

Etcher. Born in Marysville, MO on July 21, 1901. In 1907 the Bryant family settled in Long Beach, CA. Mildred showed artistic talent at an early age and following high school began art studies at USC followed by classes at the Otis and Chouinard art schools. F. Tolles Chamberlin at Otis first gave her encouragement to become an etcher. In 1924 she married Don Brooks. She began teaching at the Stickney Art School in Pasadena (1929) and did the bulk of her etchings in the 1930s. At the beginning of WWII she abandoned etching since she was unable to get the necessary European etching supplies. Her years then were spent teaching and lecturing in southern California. Mrs. Brooks died at a rest home in Santa Barbara on July 3, 1995.
Member: Calif. Society of Etchers; Calif. PM Society; Chicago Society of Etchers; Society of American Etchers. Exh: Smithsonian Inst., 1936 (solo); Laguna Museum, 1975 (solo). In: CSL; Orange Co. (CA) Museum; Cleveland Museum; NMAA; LACMA; De Young Museum; NY Public Library; Smithsonian Inst. SCA; KOV; WWAA 1936-53; So. Calif. Artists, 1890-1940; Santa Barbara News-Press, 7-11-1995(obit). CAC Exhibitions: 35th Annual (1944). (H)

BROWN, Benjamin Chambers
(1865 – 1942)
3rd CAC President
Active Member of the Painters’ Club (elected in Oct. 1906), Brown first appears with the CAC in their exhibit at the Long Beach Public Library (July 1910). He studied at the Academie Julian under Laurens and Benjamin-Constant. Brown co-founded the California Society of Printmakers with his brother Howell Brown and served as the third CAC president. Known for his bright and sunny paintings of Southern California mountains and coastlines, hillsides covered in poppies and lupine. CAC Exhibitions: 1st Annual Chautauqua Exhibit (1910); 2nd Annual (1911); 3rd Annual (1912); 4th Annual (1913); 5th Annual (1914); 6th Annual (1915); 7th Annual (1916); 8th Annual, Spring Exhibition (1917); 9th Annual, Spring Exhibition (1918); 10th Annual, Spring Exhibition (1919); 11th Annual (1920); 12th Annual (1921); 13th Annual (1922); 14th Annual (1923); 15th Annual (1924); 19th Annual (1928); 20th Annual (1929); 21st Annual (1930); 23rd Annual (1932); 26th Annual (1935). (LAT) (H)(M)
BROWN, Mrs. Benjamin Chambers
(n.d.)
Pres. Paval awarded Honorary Life Memberships to the wives of the first 20 CAC Presidents. (B, Aug. 1955)
BROWN, Dayton Reginald Eugene
(1895 – 1971)
A student at the Art Center School of Los Angeles, the Art Institute of Chicago, and San Diego State. His work featured portraits of Hollywood stars and illustrations for the movie industry. (H) (B, joined July 1932)
BROWN, Eleanor Patron Member, lived in South Gate. (R, 1964, 1978-79) (B, joined Oct. 1960)
BROWN, M. Hale
(1901 – 1987)
33rd CAC President
An Associate Member and 33rd CAC President, Brown and his wife Frances lived in Los Angeles and Pacific Palisades. Both he and his wife were later made Honorary Life Members. The couple is credited with hosting the 1968 CAC Gold Medal Exhibition reception, held at The Pavilion. (R, 1964; 1978-79) (B, Apr. 1968)
BROWN, Frances (Mrs. M. Hale)
Honorary Life Member and wife of President M. Hale Brown, the couple lived in Los Angeles and Pacific Palisades. (R, 1978-79) (B, Apr. 1968)
BROWN, Mildred Artist Member, lived in Hollywood. (R, 1964)
BROWN, Mildred Finch Artist Member, lived in Laguna Beach. (R, 1964) [Separate listing from Mildred Brown above.]
BROWN, Steve Member. (B, joined Dec. 1988)
BROWNELL, Maxine Artist Member, lived in Malibu. Had a studio in Pacific Palisades. Served as Art Chairman and Boardmember of the Palisades Women’s Club; 1st Vice President and President of the Malibu Art Association. (Feb. 28, 1979 letter) (R, 1978-79)
BRUCE, Edward
(1879 – 1943)
Began painting landscapes at age 14, but then went on to pursue law in New York and Manila. After a successful career as a lawyer and financier, he returned to art in middle age. In 1922 he traveled to Italy for six years of study and by 1927 was nationally recognized. He later lived in Carmel, San Francisco and Santa Barbara. His collection of Chinese paintings and sculpture are now part of Harvard’s Fogg Musuem. (Exh. in the 22nd CAC Annual.) (H) (M) (A)
BRUNINK, Kalan
(d.2009)
 
BRUNSWIG, Marguerite Wogan
(1862 – 1946)
She settled in Los Angeles in 1908 and was active until her death in 1946. (Exh. with the CAC 1933-34.) (H) (M)
BUCHANAN, Luvena
See VYSEKAL, Luvena Buchanan
BUCHANAN, Ella
(1869 – 1951)
Born in Preston, Canada on July 14, 1869. A sculptor and painter, she studied at the AIC from 1908-11 and was later an assistant instructor under Charles J. Mulligan. Settling in Los Angeles in 1915, she became busy with sculpture commissions and received the Eleanor Roosevelt award for distinguished achievement by a woman. She first appears with the CAC in their Spring 1917 Exhibit. Never marrying; she was the sister to artist Luvena Buchanan Vysekal. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition (1917). (Exh. with the CAC in 1917-31, 1933, 1936, s-1917, s-1918, s-1919.) (H) (M) (A)
BUFF, Conrad
(1886 – 1975)
Friend and painting partner to Maynard Dixon. He supported himself as a sheep herder prior to and then as a house painter after he first moved to Los Angeles in 1907. (Exh. with the CAC 1920-30, early Gold Medal Exhibitions.) (H) (M) (A) Honorary Artist, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964) (B, joined Oct. 1954) CAC Exhibitions: Building Fund Exhibition (1922).
BURCH, Mildred
Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1978-79) Burch passed away in late 1988/early 1989. (B, Jan. 1989)
BURESCH, Joseph Artist Member, lived in Tustin. (R, 1964)
BURK, William Emmett
(1909 – 1988)
Student of Merrell Gage and Paul Sample at USC. Resident of Los Angeles during the 1930′s. (Exh. with the CAC 1931.) (H) (M)
BURKE, Lucille K. Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964) Honorary Life Member. (R, 1978-79)
BURNHAM, Roger Noble
(1876 – 1962)
Sculptor Roger Noble Burnham taught at Harvard’s School of Architecture before moving to Los Angeles in 1925, where he taught at Otis until 1932. He sculpted many commissions, among them Tommy Trojan for USC and the General MacArthur Monument in MacArthur Park. He is referenced in Artistwocky, a parody of Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky in the December 1928 issue of the CAC Bulletin. CAC Exhibitions: 35th Annual (1944); 1926-38. (H) (M) (A) (B, May 1951) His wife Eleanor Burnham passed away in July 1959. (B, Aug. 1959)
BURRELL, Louise H.
(1873 – 1971)
Born in London, she studied under Herman Herkomer and was a portraitist for British royalty. She moved to Hollywood in 1916. (Exh. with the CAC in 1918.) (H) (M)
BURT, Nada(h) Paulson Artist Member, lived in Long Beach. Her husband passed away in Sept. 1952. (R, 1964) (B, Oct. 1952)
BUSH, Ella Shepard
(1861 – 1948)
She studied with Weir, Kenyon Cox, Henri, and T.W. Thayer at the ASL. She first appears with the CAC in their 8th Annual Exhibit. CAC Exhibitions: 8th Annual (1917). (Exh. with the CAC 1917, 1920-21, 1923-24, 1932, s-1918.) (H) (M)
BUSH, Gladys Lewis
(1908 – 1978)
Studying at the ASL in NYC and in Paris, she married and returned to her home state to live in Los Angeles. She was active through the 1940′s. (Exh. with the CAC in 1935.) (H) (M)
BUTCHER, Gordon Artist Member, lived in Woodland Hills, CA before moving to Lynden, Washington. (letters: June 16, 1978, Sept. 14, 1978, and Dec. 21, 1978.) (Exhibited in 66th (1975) and 69th (1978) CAC Annuals.) (A) (R, 1978-79)
BUTLER, Clyde E.

Butler was awarded first prize in interior decoration (Along with a year of membership with the CAC) at the First Annual G.I. Art Exhibit in Los Angeles. CAC Exhibitions: G.I. Exhibit (1946).

BUTLER, Edward Burgess
(1853 – 1928)
A successful Chicago merchant, he retired to his winter home in Pasadena in 1914 to paint landscapes full-time. He first appears with the CAC in their Spring 1917 Exhibit. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition (1917). (Exh. with the CAC 1918-19, s-1917.) (H) (M)
BUTLER, H.B.
(n.d.)
Painter. (Exh. with the CAC in 1921.) (H) (M)
BYRD, Audrey Rink Associate Member, lived in Hollywood. (R, 1964) Later became an Artist Member, and had moved to Los Angeles. (R, 1978-79)
BYRNE, Jon J. An Associate Member, Byrne first appears with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual(1911).
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CAGE, Suella (R, 1964)
CAGE, Mabel Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964, 1978-79)
CAHILL, Katharine Kavanaugh
(1884 – 1962)
Arriving in Los Angeles in 1917, Kavanaugh studied with John H. Rich and Wm. V. Cahill at the School of Illustration and Painting. Kavanaugh was part of a group of CAC artists including Edgar Payne, Anna Hills, and her future husband William Cahill that gathered for a moonlight picnic in Laguna Beach in 1918. (Santa Ana Daily Register, July 23, 1918, p.5, California Art Club Members Enjoy Moonlight Picnic on Cliffs) Kavanaugh married William Cahill in 1919. (Exh. with the CAC 1918-19.) (H) (M)
CAHILL, William Vincent
(1878 – 1924)
Studied at the ASL in NYC with Birge Harrison and Howard Pyle, and in Boston with Tarbell and Benson. In 1914 he moved to L.A. from Boston with his friend John Hubbard Rich. Cahill was part of a group of CAC artists including Edgar Payne, Anna Hills, and his future wife Katherine Kavanaugh that gathered for a moonlight picnic in Laguna Beach in 1918. (Santa Ana Daily Register, July 23, 1918, p.5, California Art Club Members Enjoy Moonlight Picnic on Cliffs) CAC Exhibitions: 6th Annual (1915); 1917. (H) (LAT July 23, 1918, p.5, California Art Club Members Enjoy Moonlight Picnic on Cliffs)
CALL, Mary Emaline
(1864 – 1957)
Painter. Born in Algona, IA on Oct. 5, 1864. Call studied in NYC with William Merritt Chase and in Paris at Acadëmie Colarossi. She was a resident of Old Lyme, CT before moving to Los Angeles in 1915. By the 1920s she had moved north to San Anselmo where she became active in the local art scene and cofounded the Mann Society of Artists in 1927. She died in San Anselmo on Dec. 29, 1957. Her subject matter indicates travel to Paris, Picardy, and Bruges. CAC Exhibitions: 7th Annual (1916). (H) (LAT July 23, 1918, p.5, California Art Club Members Enjoy Moonlight Picnic on Cliffs)
CAMERON, Caroline Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles and later in Santa Barbara. (R, 1964, 1978-79)
CAMPBELL, Mrs. D. G. Associate Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
CAMPBELL, Isabella F. Artist Member, lived in Hollywood. (R, 1964)
CAPLES, Robert
Artist Member, lived in Woodland Hills. (R, 1978-79)
CARDIN, Thelma Artist Member, lived in Sepulveda. (R, 1964)
CARNES, Brenda J. Associate Member, lived in Sepulveda. (letter) (R, 1978-79)
CARPENTER, Burt C.

Carpenter was awarded first prize in costume design (and with that a year of membership with the CAC) at the First Annual G.I. Art Exhibit in 1946. CAC Exhibitions: G.I. Exhibit (1946).

CARRUTHERS, Carol
Associate Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1978-79)
CASADOS, Victor G. Associate Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
CATLEDGE, George C.
Patron Member, lived in North Hollywood. (R, 1978-79)
CAVE, Luella F. Associate Member, lived in Glendale. (R, 1964)
CHALFANT, Ada Robinson Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
CHAMBERLAIN, Norman Stiles
(1887 – 1961)
After study at the Hague, he moved to California and studied with Alson Clark. Mrs. Henry Huntington became a patron of his and encouraged his success. Traveling in Mexico, France, and Taos, he returned to California and painted murals in Riverside and Pasadena, and through the late 1930′s was employed by the WPA. CAC Exhibitions: 16th Annual (1925), 19th Annual, (1928). (H) (M) (A)
CHAMBERLIN, Frank Tolles
(1873-1961)
Honorary Life Member. Studied at the ASL in NYC with Brush and Bridgman; known for his paintings and murals, he was also a sculptor. He painted a mural for (and which is still located in) a Pasadena school. CAC Exhibitions: 35th Annual (1944). (H) (B, Moment of Silence, July 1961)
CHAMPLIN, Ada Belle
(1875 – 1950)
Before moving to southern California in 1910, she studied in NYC, at the AIC and with Hawthorne in Cape Cod. A resident of San Diego, Pasadena, and Carmel, she helped found the latter’s Art Association. She first appears with the CAC in their 8th Annual. CAC Exhibitions: 8th Annual (1917); Building Fund Exhibition (1922). (Exh. with the CAC 1917, 1919-24, 1926, s-1918.)(H) (M)
CHANG, Dr. Enrique G. Member. (B, joined Oct. 1989)
CHAPMAN, Carlton Theodore
(1860 – 1925)
A student in NYC and in Paris, Chapman became a member of the National Academy. He first appears with the CAC in their 3rd Annual Exhibition. CAC Exhibitions: 3rd Annual (1912). (H)
CHASE, Gertrude Artist Member, lived in Glendale. (R, 1964)
CHEEVER, Walter Lewis
(1880 – 1951)
An Associate Member, Cheever first appears with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. Studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts under Hale, Cross, Tarbell and Benson. After moving to S. Calif. about 1914, he had a studio on a lemon ranch. (Exh. with the CAC 1914-15, 1929-31, 1937-38.) (H) (M) CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911).
CHENEY, Warren Dewitt
(1907 – 1979)
A sculptor of French origins, he was a student of Hans Hofmann and the Ecole des Beaux Arts. During the 1930′s he taught at Mills College, CCAC, and at the San Francisco Academy of Advertising Art. (Exh. with the CAC in 1930.) (H) (M)
CHIAPELLA, Edward Emile
(1879 – 1951)
21st CAC President
He studied at the Otis Art Institute and with Puthuff, Lauritz, Payne and Warshawsky. His first wife Lillian Ceola Chiapella passed away December 24, 1945. He remarried Leona Reese on May 23, 1947. Chiapella himself passed away on Jan. 16, 1951. (B, Good News, July 1947; In Memorium, Feb. 1951)
CHIAPELLA, Leona
She married President Chiapella on May 23, 1947. (B, July 1947) Pres. Paval awarded Honorary Life Memberships to the wives of the first 20 CAC Presidents. (B, Aug. 1955)
CHOUINARD, Nelbert Murphy
(1879 – 1969)
A student of A.W. Dow, E. Batchelder, R. Johonnot, and H. Hofmann. She taught at Throop Institute, Batchelder School, and Otis before founding the Chouinard School of Art (which became California Institute of the Arts). (H)
CHOW, Johnson S. S.
Artist Member, lived in Santa Monica. (R, 1978-79)
CHRISTIANSON, Charles Artist Member, lived in North Hollywood. (R, 1964, 1978-79)
CHRISTIANSON, Lucille
Patron Member, lived in North Hollywood. (R, 1978-79)
CHURCHILL, Sir Winston Spencer
(1874 – 1965)
Honorary Life Member. Churchill was voted in as a member of honour and sent a gold medal and scroll of membership in 1954 by Philip Paval, then apparently presented with the first of a new series of medals in 1960. He was also asked to lend paintings to the club’s annual exhibitions in both 1954 and 1957, but refused both times, as he only ever lent paintings to the Royal Academy’s summer exhibitions. Honorary Artist, lived in Chartwell, Kent, England. (R, 1964) (B, Aug. 1954)
CIERPIK, Anne F.
(d. 1985)
Artist Member, past CAC VP, Cierpik lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1978-79) Cierpik passed away sometime in late 1985/early 1986. (B, Jan. 1986)
CLAPP, William Henry
(1879 – 1954)
Also a member of the Society of Six; he worked as director and curator of the Oakland Art Gallery where he arranged exhibitions for that group. (H)
CLARK, Alson Skinner
(1876 – 1949)
Student of Chase, Duveneck, Whistler. With Guy Rose, taught at the Stickney Art School (they also worked in Giverny together). (Exh. with the CAC 1920-25, 1927-28, 1930.) (H) (M) CAC Exhibitions: Building Fund Exhibition (1922).
CLARK, Beatrice Smith
(d. 1957)
Member. (B, May 1957)
CLARK, Emelia M. Goldworthy
(1869 – 1955)
Studying at the AIC, Pratt, and Otis, she went on to teach at the Manual Arts School until 1924 when she founded her own school. (Exh. with the CAC 1924.) (H) (M)
CLARK, Mabel Beach Member. Married John Hughes. (B, Sept. 1959)
CLARK, Les Artist Member, lived in North Hollywood and later in Santa Barbara. (R, 1964, 1978-79)
CLEMENS, Paul
Member. (B, joined Oct. 1954)
CLUNIE, Robert
(1895 – 1984)
Born in Scotland, he moved to NYC and worked as a china decorator before moving to Hollywood in 1918. Working in the movie industry, he eventually moved to Bishop. (B, joined Feb. 1930) CAC Exhibitions: 35th Annual (1944); 1930-31, 1933, 1935-38.) (H)
COAN, Helen E.
(1859-1938)

Born in Byron, NY on Dec. 20, 1859, Coan grew up in Michigan. She studied with Frederick Freer and William M. Chase at the ASL in NYC and later with Arthur W. Dow. After settling in L. A. in 1884, she taught at the ASL and in 1910 opened an art school in the YWCA. She lived in L. A. except for brief periods in Seattle (1891) and San Francisco (1904-05). Working in oil and watercolor, her subjects include floral and fruit still lifes, Chinese and Mexican genre, crumbling missions and adobes, and other romantic depictions of the California scene. Due to arthritis, she did not paint after 1926. A spinster, Coan died in Los Angeles on Oct. 14, 1938. CAC Exhibitions: 6th Annual (1915). (H)

COBURN, Charles Douville Actor, Honorary Life Member (awarded along with a Medal of Honor by President Paval). (B, Nov. 1955) Coburn married Mrs. Winifred Jean Clements Natzka in 1959. (B, Nov. 1959; passing, Sept. 1961)
COBURN, Frank
(1862-1938)

An Active Member of the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles (elected Feb. 2, 1909), Coburn first appears with the CAC at the opening of the new Royar Gallery. CAC Exhibitions: Royar Gallery (1912).

COCKERILL, Vene’ Member. (B, joined Oct. 1960)
COHEN, Harold J. Associate Member, lived in Los Angeles. (letter) (R, 1978-79
COHEN, Michael I. Associate Member, lived in Manhattan Beach. (R, 1964)
COLE, Bernice Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
COLER, Bertha Member. (B, Oct. 1948)
COLES, Wilson
(1884 – 1971)
A resident of Laguna Beach and Pasadena, he died in New York. (Exh. with the CAC in 1932.) (H) (M)
COLLANI, Catherine E.
(d. 1985)
Artist Member, she lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964, 1978-79) Colllani passed away in Nov. 1985. (B, May 1986)
COLLETTI, Mimi Artist Member, lived in Beverly Hills. (R, 1964)
COLLOM, Chet
Artist Member, lived in Chatsworth. (R, 1978-79)
COLEMAN, Harvey Member, he passed away in Oct. 1959 in Phoenix. (B, Nov. 1959)
COLEMAN, Mary Darter (Mrs. Harvey) She passed away late 1956/early 1957. (B, Jan. 1957)
COLMAN, Roi Clarkson
(1884 – 1945)
Studied in Paris with Laurens; he spent a number of years in Texas where he painted scenes along the Gulf and a series of old Indian forts. Active in Pasadena. Colman was part of a group of CAC artists including Edgar Payne and Granville Redmond that gathered for a moonlight picnic in Laguna Beach 1918. (Santa Ana Daily Register, July 23, 1918, p.5, California Art Club Members Enjoy Moonlight Picnic on Cliffs) (Exh. with the CAC 1919-21, 1924, s-1919.) (H) (M)
COMINS, Eben Farrington
(1875 – 1949)
A student of Tarbell and the Ecole des Beaux Arts, he was active in Los Angeles 1917-19 where he taught and exhibited his work. Comins first appears with the CAC in their Spring 1918 Exhibit. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition, 9th Annual (1918). (H) (M)
CONNER, Albert Clinton ("Pops")
(1848 – 1929)
Charter Member and the only President of the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles. Honorary Member (and Honorary President) of the CAC, Conner first appears with the club in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. A prolific self-taught artist who frequently painted along Manhattan Beach. CAC Exhibitions: 1st Annual Chautauqua Exhibit (1910); 2nd Annual (1911).
CONTINI, Renato
(d. 1985)
39th CAC President
Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. He held the posts of Vice-President and Program Chairman before being elected President. Contini passed away on July 31, 1985, after only one month in office. (R, 1978-79) (B – election, June 1985; passing, Sept. 1985)
COOLIDGE, John Earle
(1882 – 1947)
Student of Chase, Anschutz, Beaux and J. Francis Smith. Moved to L.A. in 1909 and taught at Otis. Coolidge first appears with the CAC in their Spring 1918 Exhibit. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition (1918). (Exh. with the CAC 1918, 1921-28, 1930-31, 1933-35, 1937-38.) (H) (M) (B, Oct. 1947 mentions his passing)
COOK, Alma May
(1884 – 1973)

An Honorary Member, Cook first appears with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. Although she painted during her student days at USC, she went on to become an art critic for the Herald Express and the Herald Examiner and often gave lectures at CAC exhibitions. (H) CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911).

COOK, Margaret M.
Associate Member, lived in Santa Monica. (R, 1978-79)
COONS, Richard
(1929 – 2003)
His first serious attempt at painting came in 1972, when he was asked by Bishop painter, Robert Clunie, to accompany him on a painting trip to Lake George; Clunie suggested that Richard bring his own painting equipment. The experience was so emotional for Coons, to be out painting with Robert Clunie, that those three days literally launched his painting career. Clunie was Coons’ mentor for 15 years until his death in 1984, when Coons bought his teacher’s studio-home. He lived his entire life in Bishop. (A)
COOPER, Colin Campbell
(1856 – 1937)
Initially he studied at the PAFA with Eakins, and later in Paris at the Academies Julian, Vitti, and Delecluse. He was a consummate traveller. (Exh. with the CAC 1932-33, 1935.) (H) (M) (B, joined Mar. 1932)
CORNWELL, Dean
(1892 – 1960)
A student of Harvey Dunn and apprentice to Frank Brangwyn; he became famous for his illustrations. Cornwell painted the Los Angeles Public Library murals with the assistance of Theodore Lukits, finishing the 5-year project in 1932. Cornwell was the "patron saint" and one of the twenty-one artists assisting David Alfaro Siqueiros with his Olvera Street mural, América Tropical. Cornwell became a member of the CAC in April 1932, and was a member of the jury for the 23rd Annual Exhibition that same fall. Cornwell also shared a studio with Clyde Scott on Artist Alley in Alhambra. (A) (B, joined Apr. 1932) (H)
CORSON, F. W. Member (B, joined July 1932)
COSTELLO, Valentine J. ("Val")
(1875 – 1937)

An Active Member of the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles (elected prior to Feb. 4, 1908), Costello first appears with the CAC in their first exhibit at the Long Beach Public Library (July 1910). During the 1930′s he worked with the Federal Art Project as an assistant on the Compton Post Office mural. CAC Exhibitions: 1st Annual Chautauqua Exhibit (1910); 1st Annual, 2nd Annual (1911); 3rd Annual (1912); 4th Annual (1913); 5th Annual (1914); Spring Exhibition (1917); 9th Annual (1918); 11th Annual (1920); Building Fund Exhibition (1922); 16th Annual (1925); 20th Annual (1929). (H) (M)

COTTON, John Wesley
(1868 – 1931)
Known for his paintings as well as his printwork, he gathered much of his material while he was in France and Belgium for WWI. (Exh. with the CAC 1918, 1920-28, 1930.) (H) (M) (B – In Memorium, Dec. 1931)
COULTER, Mary Jencques
(1880 – 1966)
A student of Duveneck and the AIC as well as Charles Hawthorne. (Exh. with the CAC 1936.) (H) (M)
COWAN, Cora E.
(1883 – 1944)

A resident of Chicago (1910) and Santa Monica (1913), by 1916 Cowan was living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She first appears with the CAC in their 4th Annual Exhibition. CAC Exhibitions:4th Annual (1913); 5th Annual (1914); 6th Annual (1915). (H) (M) (A) (LAT)

COX, Betty M. Artist Member, lived in North Hollywood. (R, 1964)
COX, Elizabeth J.
Artist Member, lived in Manhattan Beach. (R, 1978-79)
CRAIG, Thomas Theodore
(1909 – 1969)
At Chouinard he was a student of MacDonald-Wright, Chamberlin, Hinkle, Sheets and Barse Miller. He taught at USC, Occidental and Chouinard in the 1930′s. During WWII he was an artist-correspondence in Italy for Life magazine. (Exh. with the CAC 1934-36.) (H) (M)
CRAIL, Helen L. Member. (B, joined Apr. 1947)
CRAIN, Owen R. Artist Member, lived in South San Gabriel. (R, 1964)
CRANDALL, Walter R. Associate Member, lived in El Monte. (R, 1964)
CRANE, Anna Lee
Associate Member, lived in Sherman Oaks. (R, 1978-79)
CRANE, Walton
Artist Member, lived in Sherman Oaks (same address as Anna Lee Crane). (R, 1978-79)
CRAWFORD, Esther Mabel
(1872 – 1958)
Studied with Mucha and Whistler in Paris. She first appears with the CAC in their Spring 1918 Exhibit. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition (1918). (Exh. with the CAC 1918, 1926-28, 1932-37, s-1918.) (H) (M)
CREAMER, Mary (Lacey) Artist Member, lived in Dana Point, San Diego, and Banning. (R, 1964) (letter) (R, 1978-79)
CRESSEY, Herbert Chester
(1883 – 1944)
Studied with Wm. Lees Judson and Robert Henri. Painted in Pasadena and Palos Verdes. His studio and ranch was given to the city of Compton and is now Gonzales Park. (Exh. with the CAC 1915-18, 1926-28, 1930-31.) (H) (M) The Cresseys are mentioned in "Artistwocky," from the Dec. 1928 CAC Bulletin. CAC Exhibitions: 6th Annual (1915).
CRESSEY, Meta Louise Gehring
(1882 – 1964)
Studied with Wm. Merritt Chase, Frank Vincent DuMond and Robert Henri. Her large flower gardens often won awards and provided subject matter for many paintings. She was married to Herbert Cressey. (Exh. with the CAC 1915-17, 1926-28, 1930-31.) (H) (M) The Cresseys are mentioned in "Artistwocky," from the Dec. 1928 CAC Bulletin. CAC Exhibitions: 6th Annual (1915).
CRIST, Maude Kelly Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
CRISTADORO, Charles Clarence
(1881 – 1967)
An Associate Member, Cristodoro first appears with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. He studied in NYC and lived and worked in San Diego and L.A. as a sculptor and for the movie studios. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911). (H)
CROISET, Jean Artist Member, lived in Hollywood. (R, 1964) (B, joined Nov. 1960)
CROSS, Charles P.
Artist Member, lived at 16 Champion Place in Alhambra (known as Artists’ Alley). (R, 1978-79)
CROSS, Vina Artist Member, lived in Bakersfield. (R, 1964)
CRYDERMAN, Oletha Artist Member, lived in Studio City. (R, 1964)
CULLEY, John H. Member (B, joined Oct. 1932)
CUPRIEN, Frank William
(1871 – 1948)

Cuprien is known for his paintings of the ocean, many from along the coast of Laguna where he built his studio. He was originally drawn to the seascapes of Wm. Trost Richards. Cuprien first appears with the CAC in their 3rd Annual Exhibition. CAC Exhibitions: 3rd Annual (1912); 5th Annual (1914); 6th Annual (1915); Spring Exhibition (1917); Spring Exhibition (1918); Spring Exhibition (1919); 11th Annual (1920); 13th Annual, Building Fund Exhibition (1922); 14th Annual (1923); 15th Annual (1924); 16th Annual (1925); 17th Annual (1926). (H) (M) (LAT)

CUREL-SYLVESTRE, Philip Artsit Member, lived in Los Angeles. (April 30, 1976 letter) (R, 1978-79)
CURRIER, Walter Barron
(1879 – 1934)
A student of Arthur W. Dow, Eben Comins, and Kenyon Cox. He opened the Currier Creative Art School in Santa Monica in 1926. CAC Exhibitions: An Exhibition of the California Art Club of Los Angeles (1920, San Diego). (H) (M)
CURTIS, Ida Maynard
(1860 – 1959)
She studied at the ASL/NYC and in Paris; moving to Carmel about 1921, she became a charter member and the first secretary of the Carmel Art Association. (Exh. with the CAC 1919, 1937, s-1919.) (B, reinstated Feb. 1931) (H) (M)
CURTIS, Leland S.
(1897- 1989)
He served as the official artist of the U.S. Antarctica Expedition in 1939-40 and again in 1957. Most widely known for his paintings of the Sierras and Grand Tetons. CAC Exhibitions: 13th Annual (1922); 14th Annual (1923); 15th Annual (1924); 17th Annual (1926); 18th Annual, Hollyhock House Opening Exhibition (1927). (H)
CUTLER, Virginia Artist Member, lived in Kailua, Oahu, HI. (R, 1964)
CUTSINGER, Mary Ellen Miears Meyers
(1931-2008)
Associate Artist Member. Miears was her father’s name, Meyers was her first husband’s name, and Cutsinger was her second husband’s name. She lived in Claremont, CA and most recently in Ridgecrest, CA. She was at her daughter’s home in Temple City, CA on July 19, 2008 when she passed away. She was 77.
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Of Note
D
DAGGETT, Maude
(1883 – 1941)
Studied at the AIC and then in Paris and Rome before returning to Pasadena to fulfill sculpture commissions. She first appears with the CAC in their 6th Annual as both an exhibitor and juror. CAC Exhibitions: 6th Annual (1915, juror). (Exh. with the CAC 1914-16, 1919, 1922, 1925-26, 1928, 1933, s-1917.) (H) (M)
DAHL, Grace A. Member. (B, joined Nov. 1960)
DALLAS, Eugenia Member. (B, joined Feb. 1986)
DALY, Emily K. Member (B, joined July 1932)
DANDO, Susie May Berry
(1873 – 1934)
Dando studied privately with Wm. L. Judson and Paul DeLongpre. She first appears with the CAC in their 3rd Annual Exhibition. CAC Exhibitions: 3rd Annual (1912); Building Fund Exhibition (1922). (Exh. with the CAC 1914, 1917-23, 1923, 1925, s-1917, s-1918, s-1919; 3rd and 4th Annuals.) (H) (M)
DANIELL, William Swift
(1865 – 1933)
A Charter Member of the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles (that group was founded in his studio), Daniell was an Associate CAC Member and first appears with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. Daniell studied in Boston and Paris before moving to L.A.; he took over the Blanchard Gallery in 1912 and renamed in the Daniell Gallery. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911); 8th Annual (1917). (M)
DANNER, Sarah Ethel Kolb
(1894 – 1969)
She studied with her father who was an artist and a student of Thomas Eakins. She also studied at the PAFA (the Sara Kolb Danner Theater there is named for her), CCAC, Stanford (1938), and UC Santa Barbara (1956). She lived in Santa Barbara from 1926 until the end of her life, where she wrote poetry for The Saturday Review. Her poetry and paintings were published in a book by the name of "Gallery Tour" in 1952. (Exh. with the CAC 1931.) (H) (M) Artist Member. (R, 1964)
DARAIO, Innocenzo
(1903 – 1993)
22nd CAC President
Began art studies in Italy and then continued in NYC at the Mechanic’s Institute before moving to L.A. in 1925. Honorary Life Member, lived in Beverly Hills and later in Desert Hot Springs. (R, 1964, 1978-79)
DARAIO, Mrs. Innocenzo
(n.d.)
Pres. Paval awarded Honorary Life Memberships to the wives of the first 20 CAC Presidents. (B, Aug. 1955)
DARWIN, Elizabeth(e) (Michailes) Artist Member, lived in Hollywood. (R, 1964, 1978-79)
DAVIDSON, Carrie Jackson
(1891 – 1975)
Moved from her native Colorado to Southern California about 1940, where she exhibited at the Ebell Club and Catalina. Her work includes paintings of Palm Springs and Mount Baldy. (Applied to the CAC in 1963; Exh. with the CAC 1964-69.) (H) Artist Member, lived in Pasadena. (R, 1964)
DAVIDSON, C. R. Patron Member, lived in Pasadena. (R, 1964)
DAVIS, Mrs. Elmer E. Patron Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
DAVIS, Evelene Flanagan
(1898 – 1956)
A painter who lived in Berkeley and Santa Barbara. (Exh. with the CAC in 1933, 24th Annual.) (H) (M) (A)
DAVIS, Priscilla
Artist Member, lived in Studio City. (R, 1978-79)
DAWES, Edwin Munott
(1872 – 1945)
A sign painter and self-taught artist, he gained local recognition in California and Nevada. He also mined for gold and silver in Reno. Dawes first appears with the CAC in their Spring 1918 Exhibit. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition (1918). (H) (M)
DAWES, Helen Ruth Orb
(1894-1989)
Dawes first appears with the CAC (listed as "Helen Ruth Orbe") during their Spring 1918 Exhibit. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition (1918).
DAY, Adele
(n.d.)
Painter. (Exh. with the CAC in 1937.) (H) (M)
DAY, Patricia
Artist Member, lived in Burbank. (R, 1978-79)
DAYTON, Lillian
(1903 – 1989)
After studying in Paris, she moved to California and studied at Otis. Noted for her color work in her portraits and still lifes, she was also active in Pasadena. (Exh. with the CAC 1924, 1926.) (H) (M)
DEAVITT, Marian Young Artist Member, lived in Beverly Hills. (R, 1964, 1978-79)
De ERDELY, Francis
(1904-1959)
Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1904, he was known for his depictions of the working class. He was a hugely influential teacher, and taught at the Pasadena Museum School as well as at USC (Professor of Art, from 1945 until his death in 1959). (Autobiography of a Hollywood Artist, by Philip Paval, p.195) (B – joined, Sept. 1954; passing, Dec. 1959)
De GRASSO, Maria J.
Associate Member, lived in Glendora. (R, 1978-79)
De HAAFF, Cornelia
(1908 – 1996)
Cornelia DeHaaff was born in Los Angeles, CA on August 22, 1908, the daughter of Mauritz de Haaff. Cornelia first studied with her father and continued at the Chouinard and Pasadena Art Institutes. By 1930 she was active in the Los Angeles art scene. Both marriages to Gordon Ross and Edwin B. Bennett ended in divorce. She died in Santa Ana, California on November 8, 1996. Exh: Santa Monica Art Ass’n, 1930-34; Artists Fiesta (Los Angeles), 1931; Webb Gallery (Los Angeles), 1935 (solo); Painters & Sculptors of Los Angeles, 1935; San Gabriel Art Ass’n, 1935; California Watercolor Society, 1936; Academy of Western Painters (Los Angeles), 1936-38; California Art Club, 1930s; Stanford University, 1937 (solo); Ebell Salon (Los Angeles), 1944. (H)
DeHAAFF, Mauritz
(1877 – 1948)
DeHaaff joined as an Associate Member at the 2nd monthly meeting of the CAC, Feb, 5, 1910. Although active in L.A., his works are rare. (Exh. in early CAC Annuals.) (H)
DeKRUIF, Henri Gilbert
(1882 – 1944)
A student of Vanderpoel, MacDonald-Wright, and Dumond, among others. Active in Laguna Beach and Los Angeles. He wrote often for the CAC Bulletin. (Exh. with the CAC 1921-29.) (H) (M)
DELANO, Annita
(1894 – 1979)
She studied at the Barnes Foundation (Merion, PA) and at the Los Angeles State Normal School (now UCLA). Later she taught at UCLA and Otis. Her work of the southwest was inspired by the time she spent with the Hopi, Navajo, and Zuni tribes. (Exh. with the CAC 1926-27, 1932, 1934, 1936.).) (H) (M)
De MOND, Helen Sabier Member. (B, joined Apr. 1957)
DEMPSTER, Al Member, lived in Los Osos. (wife Kay) (Jan. 30 1979 letter)
DEMPSTER, Kay
Artist Member, lived in Tarzana. (R, 1978-79)
DENMAN, Lucien Member (B, joined July 1932)
DERMOND, Arlene G.
Artist Member, lived in Canoga Park. (R, 1978-79)
de WILDE, John Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. De Wilde’s early art training was in Europe, followed by the Chicago Art Institute and the Minneapolis School of Commercial Designing. He gave a painting demonstration for the CAC while they were headquartered at the Rancho Club (October 21, 1960). He also served in the offices of many S. CA art clubs: Southland Art Assn. (President, also taught a class in painting); San Fernando Art Assn. (Vice President); Valley Art Guild (Second V. P.); and was also a member of the Laguna Beach Art Assn. (R, 1964) (B, Oct, 1960; joined Nov. 1960)
DeWOLF, Wallace Leroy
(1854 – 1930)
As a real estate broker and successful lawyer, he became a self-taught artist and travelled to California, British Columbia, and the Southwest in search of subject matter. He first appears with the CAC in their Spring 1917 Exhibit. A book by George Wharton James, New Mexico The Land of the Delight Makers, contains his illustrations.CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibitions (1917-19); 10th Annual (1919); 11th Annual (1920); An Exhibition of the California Art Club of Los Angeles (1920-21, San Diego); 12th Annual (1921); 14th Annual (1923); 17th Annual (1926). (H) (M)
DICKERSON, Winifred J. Artist Member, lived in Hollywood. (R, 1964)
DIDOT, Dabney S. (Shearer)
Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1978-79)
DIDOT, Mildred Member. Resigned due to husband’s poor health. She had been a member since 1952. (B, Dec. 1991)
DIETRICH, Mary Artist Member, lived in Beverly Hills. (R, 1964)
DIEUDONNE, Edythe L. Artist Member, lived in Glendale and later in Newport Beach. (R, 1964, 1978-79)
DIKE, Phillip Latimer
(1906 – 1990)
Influenced by his grandmother, Eliza Twigg, who was an artist, he studied at Chouinard under Hinkle and Chamberlin, and then travelled to NYC to study with DuMond, Luks and Bridgman. He taught off and on at Chouinard for 20 years, as well as working at Disney, Scripps, and Claremont Graduate School. His Regionalist watercolors became more abstract after the 1960′s. (Exh. with the CAC 1931-32.) (H) (M)
DIMON, Nell Artist Member, lived in Seal Beach. (R, 1964, 1978-79) (Jan. 16, 1981 letter)
DIMONDSTEIN, Morton
(c.1920-2000)

Dimondstein grew up in NYC and attended the American Artists School and the Art Students League. He served as a field artilleryman during WWII and then moved to L.A. to study at Otis. Dimondstein was awarded first prize (and with that a year of membership with the CAC) for his oil painting “The Attack,” a vivid impression of a wounded buddy amid the rubble of a German town, at the First Annual G.I. Art Exhibit in Los Angeles. Dimondstein died in Los Angeles on Nov. 27, 2000 at age 80 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. CAC Exhibitions: G.I. Exhibit (1946). (L.A. Times obit., Dec. 7, 2000)

DOBSON, Margaret Anna
(1888 – 1981)
Along with art schools, she also studied with Robert Vonnoh, Daniel Garber, Violet Oakley, Cecilia Beaux, Emil Carlsen, Hugh Breckenridge, and others. She settled in Los Angeles in 1933, and painted murals, still lifes, and landscapes of California and the Sierras. CAC Exhibitions: 35th Annual (1944, award); (1931-32.) (H) (M) Artist Member, lived in Santa Monica. (R, 1964) (B, joined Nov. 1960)
DODGE, Arthur Burnside
(1863 – 1952)
Born in Rhode Island, his family came to California through the Panama Canal before he turned one year old. He spent time studying in San Francisco and New York and worked illustrating newspapers. He moved to Los Angeles in 1901 to work for four years with the Morning Herald, and first appears with the CAC as an Associate Member in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. He spent 42 years as the art director for the Los Angeles Times. Dodge was an Associate Member. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911). (Exh. with the CAC 1920.) (H) (M)
DOERING, Bonnie Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
DOERING, Voncille Member. (B, joined Oct. and Nov. 1960)
DOLNICK, Vicki
(d. 2007)
Artist Member. (A, 87th)
DOMINIQUE, John August
(1893 – 1994)
Artist Member, lived in Ojai. (R, 1964) John August Dominique was born in Viserum, Sweden on October 1, 1893. At age 7, his family immigrated to a farming area near Portland, Oregon. In 1913, John enrolled in the School of the Portland Art Association where he drew from casts of classical sculptures. Dominique left Oregon in December of 1914 and lived in Berkeley while he took classes at the California Art School of Arts and Crafts. Dominique subsequently crossed the Bay and enrolled at the California School of Design of the San Francisco Institute of Art (since 1961 called the San Francisco Art Institute), where he would study for two years. He also studied with Frank Van Sloun at the Van Sloun School of Painting (S.F.) for 4 years. (Read more)
DOHREN, Catherine
Associate Member, lived in North Hollywood. (R, 1978-79)
DORVAL, William E.
Artist Member, lived in Sherman Oaks. CAC Exhibitions: 64th (1973), 66th (1975), 67th (1976), 68th (1977), 69th (1978) Annual Exhibitions, CAC Membership Show (1975), CAC Mini Shows (1975, 1976). (R, 1978-79)
DOTSETH, Belle Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964, 1978-79) (B, joined Oct. 1960)
DOUGLAS, Haldane
(1893 – 1980)
Moving to California during the 1920′s, he spent winters in southern CA and summers in Monterey studying under A. Hansen and in Paris under A. Lhote. He returned in 1928 to teach at Chouinard. (Exh. with the CAC in 1924-25.) (H) (M)
DOW, Agnes Viola
Associate Member, lived in Van Nuys. (R, 1978-79)
DOW, William
Photographer, lived in Van Nuys (husband to Agnes). (R, 1978-79)
DOWIATT, Dorothy
(1903 – 1976)
A student at Otis, Chouinard, and Stickley, and privately with H. Hofmann, E. Vysekal, E. R. Shrader, and A. Millier. She exhibited her portraits and still lifes during the 1930′s often. (Exh. with the CAC in 1927-28, 1930-32.) (H) (M)
DRIPPS, Clara Artist Member, lived in Manhattan Beach. (R, 1964)
DROGKAMP, Charles Honorary Member. (B, Oct. 1953)
DROGKAMP, Jean Honorary Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964) (B, Oct. 1953)

DRUDIS-BIADA, Jose
(1890 – 1985)
27th CAC President

He studied with Ruiz Picasso, Pablo Picasso’s father. The Jose Drudis-Biada Hall and Art Gallery at Mount Saint Mary’s College was named for him. Honorary Life Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964, 1978-79) He was made a Fellow of the American Institute of Fine Arts by Philip Paval (president of the AIFA), along with Dr. Emil Seletz and Walter Bailey; all CAC members. (Herald Examiner, no date) Awarded the Cross of Commander in the Humanitaire de Delque of Belgium. (B, Oct. 1955)
DUFFIE, Jane S.
(n.d.)
Painter. (Exh. with the CAC 1918-19, 1921.) (H) (M)
DUMOND, Camille E. Artist Member, lived in Brentwood. (R, 1964)
DuMOND, Frederick Melville
(1867 – 1927)
He studied in Paris, and operated his own school in Crecy for 6 years. Back stateside, he taught at the ASL/NYC in 1908, and then at the Los Angeles School of Art and Design after moving to California in 1910. He painted many desert landscapes and homesteaded a sheep ranch in the Mojave Desert on land that is now a part of Edwards Air Force Base. He was the brother of the artist Frank Vincent DuMond. (Exh. with the CAC in 1919.) (H) (M)
DUMOND, Helen Savier Artist Member, lived in Santa Monica. (R, 1964)
DUNCAN, Hal M. Patron Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964) Duncan was part of Duncan and Vail Gallery where the CAC presented exhibitions. (B, joined July, Oct. 1960)
DUNKEL, Lee Artist Member, lived in Canoga Park. (R, 1964)
DUNLAP, Helena Adele
(1876 – 1955)
An Active Member, Dunlap first appears with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibit. After studying with Chase in NYC and Lhote in Paris, she returned to Los Angeles in 1911. She was also a co-founder of the Modern Art Society. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911) (Exh. with the CAC 1914, 1916-18, s-1917, s-1918; early Annuals.) (H)
DUNLAVY, Mozelle Oglesby Artist Member, lived in Studio City. (R, 1964, 1978-79)
DUNN, Robert

Dunn was awarded first prize in industrial art (along with a year of membership with the CAC) at the First Annual G.I. Art Exhibit in Los Angeles. CAC Exhibitions: G.I. Exhibit (1946).

DUNVELL, Anne Marie Member (B, joined Aug. 1932)
DUQUETTE, Mae Huffman
(1892-1978)
Artist/Honorary Member, lived in San Gabriel. Beginning her art studies in 1922, Mae Duquette became a painter of portraits, plein air western landscapes, and still life.  She married Charles Medard Duquette and the couple lived their early years together in Omaha, Nebrasa where she took her first art lessons beginning 1922 from Augustus Dunbier.  Moving to California and ultimately settling in San Gabriel, she continued her training with Owen Smith, Will Foster, Merlin Enabnit, Sergei Bongart and Ted Lukits. (R, 1964)
DURAND, Allen
(1865 – 1939)
Durand joined the CAC as an Associate Member at their 2nd monthly meeting on February 5, 1910 at Franz Bischoff’s house in South Pasadena. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911). (H) (LAT)
DURFEE, Nellie Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
DURHAM, Dee Board and Artist Member, lived in Santa Monica. (R, 1978-79)
D’USSEAU, Jr., Leon CAC Exhibitions: An Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture by Fifty Members of the CAC (1944).
DUSTIN, Silas S.
(1855 – 1940)
He studied with W. M. Chase and at the National Academy of Design, where he also worked as curator. After moving to California in 1922, he served as curator at the Biltmore Salon. (Exh. with the CAC 1925-26.) (H) (M)
DUVALL, Fannie Eliza
(1861 – 1934)
A student of Whistler, Duvall had a home along the Arroyo Seco in Pasadena and another in Paris. She first appears with the CAC in their 4th Annual Exhibition. CAC Exhibitions: 4th Annual (1913). (H)
DUZENBERRY, Ruth M. Associate Member, (resigned March 20, 1979) lived in Los Angeles. (letter) (R, 1978-79)
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ECKHARDT, Irma Artist Member, lived in Beverly Hills. (R, 1964) (B, joined Nov. 1960)
EDMOND, Elizabeth
(1887 – 1918)
Sculptor, she studied in NYC and Paris, she shared a studio in Los Angeles with Helen Blum. Died of a minor operation in Pasadena. LACMA held a Memorial Exhibition for her in 1919. CAC Exhibitions: 6th Annual (1915). (Exh. with the CAC 1914-16.) (H) (M)
EDWARDS, Godfrey
An Associate Member, Edwards first appears with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911).
EDWARDS, Howard Arden
(1884 – 1953)
Early in life he was a daredevil and a circus clown. An authority on American Indians, he founded the Yato Kya Indian Musuem in Antelope Valley. An Impressionist who experimented with Cubism. CAC Exhibitions: Building Fund Exhibit (1922), 15th Annual (1924). (H) (M)
EDWARDS, Lionel
(d. 1954)
Member, he passed away Apr. 27, 1954. (B, May 1954)
EDWARDS, Stanley Murray
(1899 – 1981)
Resident of Santa Barbara in the 1930′s. (Exh. with the CAC 1934-35.) (H) (M)
ELLIOT, Ruth Cass
(1891 – 1975)
Studied at many schools, such as Otis and L.A. School of Art and Design, as well as with Millard Sheets. (Exh. with the CAC 1933-38.) (H) (M)
ELLIS, Clyde Garfield
(1879 – 1970)
A student of Judson and Chase, he taught at the College of Fine Arts, Garvanza. (H) (A)
ELLIS, Fremont
(1897 – 1985)
While living in Santa Fe, he formed Los Cinco Pintores with Mruk, Bakos, Nash and Shuster. (Exh. with the CAC in 1921-24) (H) (M) (A)
ELLIS, Griffith Member (B, Aug. 1944)
EMERT, Bessie Artist Member, lived in Van Nuys. (R, 1964)
EMRICH, Sheldon Associate Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964
ENGLUND, Emma
(d. 1986)
Member. Englund passed away in March 1986. (B, May 1986)

EPLER, Venetia
(1926 – 2005)

Artist Member. Born in Lynwood, VA. Studied alongside her sister Daphne Huntington at the Slade School and the London School of Arts and Crafts (London) and the Ecole du Louvre (Paris). “The Girls” (as they were known) created paintings, ceramics, murals, poetry, illustrated books, and worked with television and animation studios in Hollywood. Both sisters’ work is featured in Paramount’s Charlotte’s Web (1973). Venetia and Daphne created two of the largest mosaic murals in the United States: both titled ‘Life of Christ,’ the first and larger of the two is located at Forest Lawn Memorial (Covina Hills, CA, dedicated 1975), and the second at Woodlawn Memorial Park (Orlando, FL, dedicated 1993). CAC Exhibitions: 60th (1969), 62nd (1971), 66th (1975) Annual Exhibitions; CAC Salon of Art (1966).
ERLER, Nina Duke
(d. 1948)
Member. (B, Oct. 1948)
ESCHERICH, Elsa Falk
(1888 – 1977)
Studied with Walcott, Vanderpoel, and Hawthorne. She first appears with the CAC in their 8th Annual. CAC Exhibitions: 8th Annual (1917); Spring Exhibition (1918); Spring Exhibition (1919). (H) (M)
EVANS, E. (Ethel W.?) (Exh. with the CAC 1931-32.) (M)
EVANS, Ethel Wisner
(1888 – 1967)
(Exh. with the CAC in 1931.) (H)
EVANS, Frank Elwin
(n.d.)
Founding Member of the Painters’ Club. Active CAC Member. Resident of Los Angeles 1906 -23. (H)
EVANS, Naomi T. Artist Member, lived in Glendale. (R, 1964)
EVERETT, Eugenia Zink
(1908 – )
Sculptor; studied at Chouinard and Otis and with Merrell Gage. (Exh. with the CAC in 1932, 1937-38 and 1946.) (H) (M) (A) (B, joined July 1932)
EVERETT, Louise See NIMMO, Louise Everett
EVERETT, Mary
(d. 1948)
Member, mother of Louise Everett. She passed away in 1948. (B, Sept. 1948) CAC Exhibitions: Building Fund Exhibition (1922).
EVERETT, Mary Orwig
(1876-1948)
Painter. Born in PA, she studied with Chase, Furzeman, and Hawthorne; then was active in Des Moines, IA, before settling in Southern CA in 1919 with her daughter Louise Everett [Nimmo]. She actively exhibited until her death in 1948. (Exh. with the CAC 1920-38.) (M) (H) (A)
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FARRELL, Ginger Member. (B, joined Feb. 1988)
FARROW, Emma J. Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964) (B, joined Nov. 1960)
FECHIN, Nicolai Ivanovich
(1881-1955)
Born in Kazan, Russia on Nov. 28, 1881. His early art training came from his father and from the Kazan Art School where attended with a scholarship starting at age 13. At 19 he entered the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. He immigrated to America in 1923 with his wife and baby daughter. After living in NYC and Taos, he moved in 1936 to Santa Monica, CA and began an art school. Fechin died on Oct. 5, 1955. Sergei Bongart eventually took over Fechin’s old studio. (Mary Jarrett, Foreward, Who’s Who in the California Art Club, Inc., Roster and By-Laws, 1984, 75th Anniversary Edition)
FEILER, Florence Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
FERENZ, Franz K.
(1889-1956)
Director (c.1930′s) of the Plaza Art Center on Olvera Street, which also hosted an exhibit of work by David Alfaro Siqueiros in June 1932. Ferenz commissioned Siqueiros to paint América Tropical, the famous mural that was whitewashed soon after its creator was deported back to Mexico. Ferenz married Dorothy Virginia Groton (1902-1984), one of Siqueiros’ assistants on the mural, in 1946. (B, joined Feb. 1929)
FEILER, Florence Member. (B, joined Apr. 1957)
FEITELSON, Lorser
(1898 – 1978)
Honorary Artist, lived in Los Angeles. Taught at the Stickney Art Institute as well as Art Center. (R, 1964) (B, joined Oct. 1954) CAC Exhibitions: 35th Annual (1944, award).
FERGUSON, Lillian Gertrude Prest
(1869 – 1955)
A painter as well as a potter, her pottery kiln in Laguna Beach was the first in that city. A student of Wm. Chase in his summer class in Carmel, Ferguson first appeared with the CAC during their Spring 1917 Exhibit (she is listed as "L. Preston Ferguson" in this and the 8th Annual Exhibit). Her daughter Dorothy was an accomplished pianist and married artist Duncan Gleason. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition, 8th Annual (1917); Spring Exhibition (1919). (Exh. with the CAC 1917-30.) (H) (M)
FERGUSON, W. A. Artist Member, lived in Thousand Oaks. (R, 1964)
FINK, Hyman Sculptor. CAC Exhibitions: 58th Annual (1967, award). He also helped to hang this exhibit.
FINNEY, Betty Lived in Los Angeles. (letter)
FISHER, Elizabeth Harrison Member (B, joined Aug. 1932)
FLETCHER, Frank Morley Member (sponsored by Nelson H. Partridge, Jr.) (B, joined Nov. 1932)
FOERSTER, Arnold Member (B, joined Dec. 1932)
FORCE, Clara G.
(1852 – 1939)
A miniature painter, she studied with John Carlson, Dumond and Hawthorne. Active in Pasadena about 1925-39. (Exh. with the CAC 1924-25, 1930.) (H) (M)
FORD, Fletcher Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. The Fletcher Ford Company printed the CAC Bulletins for many years. CAC Second Vice President, April 1926. (R, 1964; B)
FORD, J. R. Holmes "1st Member Business Men’s Alliance" (B, joined Feb. 1930)
FORKER, Edwin (B, Jan. 1959)
FORSYTHE, Victor Clyde
(1885 – 1962)
While a staff artist for New York World, he studied with Dumond and became nationally famous for his comic strips such as Way Out West and Vic. He introduced an unknown Norman Rockwell to the Saturday Evening Post and was a close friend of F. T. Johnson, with whom he shared a studio (in Alhambra, CA) and gallery (they established the Biltmore). (Exh. with the CAC 1921-23, 1925, 1935, 1938.) (H) (M)
FORTUNE, Euphemia Charlton
(1885 – 1969)
Spent her time between San Francisco and Monterey; she was a devout Catholic and founded the Monterey Guild, which was dedicated to ecclesiastical art. (Exh. with the CAC in 1914.) (H) (M)
FOSTER, Arthur Gilbert (Exh. with the CAC in 1922.) (H) (M)
FOSTER, Ben An Active Member, Foster first appears with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911); 3rd Annual (1912); Spring Exhibition (1917). (M)
FOSTER, Bertha Miles Knox
(1893 – 1972)
Student of Stanton MacDonald-Wright and Henry V. Poor. (Exh. with the CAC 1930-32.) (H) (M)
FOSTER, Willet Member (B, joined May 1932)
FOSTER, A.N.A., William "Will" Frederick
(1883 – 1953)
Foster studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy under Duveneck, in NYC at the ASL, Chase School, with Robert Henri, and in Paris at Academie Julian. His career began as an illustrator for Life, Scribners, Harpers and Cosmopolitan magazines. He taught in New York and at the Art Institute of Chicago until the early 1920’s. Moving to Los Angeles at that time, he continued as an instructor at the Chouinard School of Art. Two days before his death on June 27, 1953, CAC friends had honored Foster by authorizing a special medal in his name. Member: CAC, ANA (1929). Exhibited: Edgerly Gallery (L.A.), 1914; Nat’l Acad. of Design, 1926 (prize); GGIE, 1939; Friday Morning Club (L.A.), 1939; CPLH, 1945. His work can be found in the collections of the Orange Co. (CA) Museum and Gardena (CA) High School. (H) (B, Feb. 1950, Sept. 1953)
FRANCES, Helen
(d. 1989)
Member, she passed away Apr. 21, 1989. (B, June 1989)
FRANCISCO, John Bond
(1863-1931)
Painter. Born in Cincinnati, OH on Dec. 14, 1863. From an early age Francisco was drawn to both music and art. He studied the violin with Hermann Eckhardt and painting at the Cincinnati Art Academy for several years. He arrived in Los Angeles in 1887 and was so taken with the beauty of the place, he opted to make it his home. He soon continued his studies in Berlin, Munich and in Paris at Academies Julian and Colarossi under Courtois, Bouguereau, and Robert-Fleury. While in Europe he studied the violin in the morning hours and painting in the afternoon. Upon returning to Los Angeles in 1892, he married and built a home at 1401 Albany Street where he lived for the rest of his life. Francisco helped form the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra in 1897 and served as their first concert master. Elmer Wachtel was a pupil. In 1923 both Francisco’s studio in the Blanchard Building and his home were a mecca for painters and musicians until his death on Jan. 8, 1931. (H) Though it’s not entirely clear when he joined the CAC, it could have been as early as the opening exhibit at the Royar Gallery in 1912; barring that, he had become a member by the time he particpated in a CAC Building Fund Exhibition (1922). (Antony Anderson, Art Notes, L.A. Times, Jan. 14, Feb. 4, 1912.) CAC Exhibitions: Royar Gallery (1912); Building Fund Exhibition (1922).
FRANK, Eugene C.
(1844 – 1914)
An Active and Honorary CAC Member, Frank first appears with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. A world traveller, he maintained studios in NY and PA before moving to Glendale. He twice submitted work to become an Active Member of the Painters’ Club, and was rejected both times. His works are rare. (Exh. with the CAC 1908-14, early Gold Medal Annuals.) CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911). (H)
FRANK, Ursula W. Associate Member, lived in North Hollywood. (R, 1964)
FRANKS, Leon Artist Member, lived in Laguna Beach. Franks won the Edgardo Simone Memorial Medal, designed by Henry van Wolf, at the 1951 CAC Spring Show at the Greek Theater. (R, 1964) (B, Apr. 1951)
FRAZE, Glenn Belmont
(1883-1968)
Painter, illustrator. Moved to Los Angeles in 1923. Member: CAC, Painters and Sculptors of L.A. (H) Honorary Artist, lived in Hemet. (R, 1964)
FRAZIER, Ruth Lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
FREEMAN, Cloyd L. "2nd Member Business Men’s Alliance" (B, joined Feb. 1930)
FRIES, Charles Arthur
(1854 – 1940)
An Active member, Fries first appears with the CAC in the 1912 Spring Exhibition. His family lived temporarily in the ruins of the S.J.C. Mission upon moving to California, then settled in San Diego. He was well known for his paintings as well as his work as a lithographer. (Exh. with the CAC 1916-17, 1919-23, 1925, 1927, 1929-30; s-1917 and s-1919.) CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition (1912). (H) (M)
FROST, John
(1890 – 1937)
Son of the illustrator A.B. (Arthur Burdett) Frost. Studied at the Academie Julian unders Laurens, Carre, and Richard Miller. Also became a close friend to Guy Rose and Alson Clark. He exhibited often at Stendahl’s and the Ambassador Hotel. (Exh. with the CAC 1920, 1923, 1926.) CAC Exhibitions: Building Fund Exhibition (1922).(H) (M)
FULOP, Karoly
(1893 – 1963)

A painter and sculptor, he settled in Los Angeles in the late 1920′s. Influenced in his paintings by Byzantine art. CAC Exhibitions: 35th Annual (1944); (H; 1938 exh.) (M)

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GABRIELLI, Guido Patron Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
GAFFNEY, Claribel Honor
(1901 – )
Sculptor. Born in Colorado, she was a student of Roger Noble Burnham, Harold Swartz, and Merrell Gage. She worked on the Federal Art Project and in the art dept. at MGM Studios in the 1930′s. (Exh. with the CAC 1931-35 (awards).) (H) (A)
GAGE, Robert Merrell
(1892 – 1981)
13th CAC President
Robert Merrell Gage studied in NYC at the Art Student’s League, the Robert Henri School, and the Beaux Arts Institute for Design. He worked as an apprentice to Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor famous for creating Mount Rushmore, from 1914-16 and 1921-23 when Gage assisted in the designs for the Stone Mountain Georgia project. A painter, sculptor, and lithographer, Gage taught sculpture at Washburn College in his hometown of Topeka, KS and at the Kansas City Art Institute before moving to Los Angeles in 1923. He continued to teach sculpture at Chouinard Art School from 1928-1930 and was a professor of sculpture at USC from 1925-1958. Gage was elected as the CAC’s 13th President and served for 1932-1933. During this time Gage was a part of Mexican muralist David Siquieros’ Fresco Block class at Chouinard School of Art which assisted Siqueiros in creating his first mural in Los Angeles, Street Meeting, on an exterior wall of the school. (Exh. with the CAC 1924-25, 1927, 1930-33, 1935, 1937-38.) (H) (M) Honorary Artist Member, lived in Santa Monica Canyon. (R, 1964)
GAGE, Mrs. Robert Merrell
(n.d.)
Pres. Paval awarded Honorary Life Memberships to the wives of the first 20 CAC Presidents. (B, Aug. 1955)
GALLAHER, Anne Associate Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
GAMILL, William

Gamill was awarded first prize in the drawing/print category for "Landscape" (and with that a year of membership with the CAC) at the First Annual G.I. Art Exhibit in Los Angeles. CAC Exhibitions: G.I. Exhibit (1946).

GANINE, Peter (Pierre)
(1900 – 1974)
Born in Russia, he settled in Los Angeles in 1932. Wood sculptor. (Exh. with the CAC 1933-38.) (H) (M)
GARDNER, J. P.
An Associate Member, Gardner first appears with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911).
GARNSEY, Julian Ellsworth
(1887 – 1969)
11th CAC President
Graduated from and became president of the ASL in NYC. Learned mural painting from his father. (Exh. with the CAC 1927, 1930, 1935.) (M) Honorary Artist, lived in Princeton, NJ. (R, 1964) CAC Exhibitions: Building Fund Exhibition (1922).
GARNSEY, Mrs. Julian Ellsworth
(n.d.)
Pres. Paval awarded Honorary Life Memberships to the wives of the first 20 CAC Presidents. (B, Aug. 1955)
GARVIN, Robert Member, lived in Corte Madera. Developed a brush cleaner for oil brushes. (Dec. 30, 1978 letter)
GATES, Lois Associate Member, lived in Pacific Palisades. (R, 1964)
GATES, Russel Associate Member, lived in Pacific Palisades (at the same address as Lois Gates). (R, 1964)
GENUNG, Robert
(n.d.)
Studied under Bellows and Henri, and was a Los Angeles resident in 1925. (H)
GESSLER, Bernadine Member, lived in Los Angeles area. She is known to have painted in watercolor. (April 7, 1979 letter) CAC Exhibitions: 67th Annual (1976).
GIERING, Margaret Member, lived in San Gabriel. (March 17, 1979 letter)
GIFFEN, Elizabeth Helene
(1909 – 1990)
A watercolorist, she studied with Hans Hofmann and at Chouinard. Active in L.A. during the 1930′s. (Exh. with the CAC in 1933.) (H) (M)
GILBERT, Arthur Hill
(1894 – 1970)
Studied at the Otis Art Institute as well as in Paris and London. He lived in southern California from 1920-29. (Exh. with the CAC in 1921-22, 1924-26, 1928-29.) (H) (M)
GILCHRIST, Meda G. (M?)
(1888 – 1953)
Painter and woodcarver. She was a resident of L.A. from 1919-53. (Exh. with the CAC in 1919.) (H)
GIORDANO, Dora Member. (B, joined Dec. 1986)
GLASCOCK, Gerry Member. Also served as Chairman of the Salon of Art at the Ebell Club for six years. (June 12, 1980 letter)
GLEASON, Joe Duncan
(1881 – 1959)
Studied with Wm. Lees Judson (USC), DuMond (ASL/NYC) and John Vanderpoel (AIC); he was a champion gymnast, an avid sailor, and his illustration work appeared in many magazines such as Colliers, Cosmopolitan, Ladies Home Journal and Leslie’s. His portrait of the Coriolanus was installed in "The Sacred Cow," the personal plane used by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Along with the marine paintings for which is he so well known, he created many etchings of the sea and the ships that sailed them. He received "The Ralph Holmes Award in Watercolor" for his painting included in the CAC’s Annual Exhibition of 1949, which was held at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. (Exh. with the CAC 1914-16, 1919, s-1917 and s-1919.) CAC Exhibitions: 6th Annual (1915, juror); Building Fund Exhibition (1922). (H)(M)
GODWIN, Myrtle Artist Member, lived in Long Beach. (R, 1964)
GONCZ, Mrs. Eugene Honorary Artist , lived in Van Nuys. (R, 1964)
GOODENOW, Lucene Taliaferro
(1892-)
Painter, sculptor. Born in Kalamazoo, MI. Goodenow was a pupil of Louis Betts, Albin Polasek, Alphonse Mucha and studied at the AIC until about 1910, marrying a Japanese man named Inukai at about the same time. She lived in Hollywood in the 1930′s and was the author of Yours For the Asking. Her specialty was carved ivory portraits. Member: CAC. Exh: AIC, 1924; PAFA, 1925 (H)
GOODMAN, Alice Member. (B, joined Jan. 1986)
GRAMATKY, Hardie
(1907 – 1979)
Author/Illustrator of several children’s books; student of Chamberlin, Hinkle, Carter and Barse Miller. (Exh. with the CAC 1931 and 1933.) (H) (M)
GRANITE, Rosita Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
GRAY, William Artist Member, lived in San Pedro. (R, 1964)
GREENE, J. Barry Artist Member, lived in Sherman Oaks. (R, 1964)
GREENE, Lucile Brown
Member. Her husband Roy Greene passed away in 1951. (B, Sept. 1951)
GRIFFITH, Conway
(1863 – 1924)
Born in Ohio, at age 17 he travelled to NYC to study with Wm. Chase and Wayne Gifford. Spent time teaching in Cincinnati and then painted landscapes on a cattle ranch in Denver. Settled in southern California in 1904. Lived on Catalina Island for 2 years, and then moved to Laguna. Griffith was part of a group of CAC artists including Edgar Payne, Anna Hills, and Granville Redmond that gathered for a moonlight picnic in Laguna Beach in 1918. (Santa Ana Daily Register, July 23, 1918, p.5, California Art Club Members Enjoy Moonlight Picnic on Cliffs)(H)
GRIFFITH, Lillian A. Bonita
(1889 – 1977)
Settled in Azusa with her husband in 1916 where they grew oranges. (Exh. with the CAC 1928, 1930.) (H) (M)
GRIFFITH, William Alexander
(1866 – 1940)
Moved to Laguna Beach in 1920 to paint with his friend and old classmate Benjamin Brown. Became president of the LBAA. (Exh. with CAC 1932-38.) (H) (M)
GROSSMAN, Roy
CAC Exhibitions: California Art Exhibit (1928, Bullock’s).
GRUENFELD, Johan Caspar Lachne
(1872 – 1954)
Gruenfeld sculpted a three-tiered fountain braced by four life-sized concrete cherubs supporting a vase of cascading water as part of a 1910 re-design of Pershing Square by architect John Parkinson (a new fountain was designed and installed in 1992). Gruenfeld created the pediments on Los Angeles City Hall (also designed by John Parkinson, completed 1928), and collaborated on a 1934 commission from Griffith Observatory and Planetarium with L.A. architect Roger Hayward to create a 38’ plaster model of the moon. (An Observatory for the Public, The Literary Digest, Apr. 20, 1935, p.23) Gruenfeld first appears with the CAC during their 7th Annual. CAC Exhibitions: 7th Annual (1916). (Exh. with CAC 1916-37; s-1917, s-1918, s-1919, 13th Annual) (H)
GRUETERT, Henry Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
GUNTHER, Charles L. Honorary Member, lived in Sherman Oaks. (R, 1964)
GUTIERREZ, Jose I. M. Artist Member, "traveling in Europe." (R, 1964) Gutierrez passed away Sept. 1985. (B, Jan. 1986)
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HADSELL, James G. Artist Member, lived in Pacific Palisades. (R, 1964) (B, joined Nov. 1960)
HAINES, Richard
(1906-1984)
Honorary Artist , lived in Santa Monica Canyon. (R, 1964, Autobiography of a Hollywood Artist, by Philip Paval, p.195) (B, joined Sept. 1954)
HALL, Shirley M. Artist Member, lived in San Marino. (R, 1964)
HAMMONS, Verily
(1918 – 2006)
Hammons was born in New Westminster BC, and lead careers as both a professional artist and singer as well as instructor, author and juror. Hammons later lived in Northridge, CA. Her works include portraits, still life, landscapes and abstracts in a myriad of mediums. . Her works are included in: Ahmundson Collection, Long Beach Museum of Art, Santa Paula Art Musuem, Blanchard Memorial Library and Walter Foster Publications Gallery Collection. Hammons is isted in Who’s Who in American Art and World’s Who’s Who of Women. (Sources: Laurie Hallock, artist’s daughter.) CAC Exhibitions: 60th Annual (1969); 62nd Annual (1971, award).
HAND, Jo Hale
(1901 – 1952)
Studied at the AIC; she was a resident of Alhambra by the 1930′s. (Exh. with the CAC 1934-37.) (H) (M)
HANLEY, Beverly Member. (B, joined May 1989)
HANLEY, Ruby A member of the American Artists Professional League – New York, CAC, Southgate Art Association (past president), and Artists of the Southwest, Hanley studied at Cerritos College, Otis Art Institute, and CSU Long Beach where she received her teaching credentials before teaching art in the L.A. and Downey school districts. She was also a student of Henry Ketting Olivier for 7 years. Her work was included in a 3-person exhibit along with Olivier and Charles Harris (both of whom served as CAC President) at the Beverly Hills Women’s Club. (Exhibition pamphlet, Beverly Hills Women’s Club, Jan. 1992).
HANSCOM, Trude Artist Member, lived in Arcadia. (R, 1964)
HANSEN, Ejnar
(1884 – 1965)
Attended the Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen; taught at Chouinard, Otis, Pomona College, John Muir College and the Pasadena School of Fine Arts. (H) (B, joined Sept. 1954)
HARDING, Goldie Anita Powell
(1892 – 1974)
Her works include Mexican and Californian landscapes. (Exh. with the CAC 1935-40.) (H) (M)
HARDING, Joanna Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
HARMAN, Jean C.
(1897 – 1981)
A student of Martella Cone Lane, Clyde Keller, and H. Raymond Henry; she was active in the Los Angeles art community by the 1930′s. (H)
HARNETT-CEZON , Helen L. "Erin"
(1934-2009)
Artist Member.
HARPER, Clara Y. Artist Member, lived in North Hollywood. (R, 1964)
HARRINGTON, Eleanor Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
HARRIS, Samuel Hyde
(1889-1977)
An Honorary Artist, in 1950 Harris bought Jack W. Smith’s old studio in Alhambra. San Pedro harbor was a favorite painting locale of his, and Hanson Puthuff was one of his teachers. Harris lived in Alhambra. (R, 1964) CAC Exhibitions: 11th Annual (1920); 13th Annual (1922); 14th Annual (1923); 15th Annual (1924); 21st Annual (1930); (1941?); 62nd Annual (1971, award). (H) (M)
HARTMANN, Glenna
(1948 – 2008)
Signature Member of the CAC. Born in Morristown, NJ, she was educated at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Hartmann was well-known for her pastel paintings, unique in their subtle tonal qualities. Hartmann passed away on May 25, 2008. (A) Hartmann was also a member of the Oak Group (Santa Barbara) and LPAPA.
HARTWELL, Mary Sheffield Member (B, joined Aug. 1932)
HARVEY, Eli
(1860 – 1957)
Studied in Paris and Cinncinnati,he moved to Alhambra in the 1920′s. Known for his animal sculptures, he was also a painter. (Exh. with the CAC 1929-30.) (H) (M)
HATFIELD, Dalzell Harvey
(1893 – 1963)
Owner of Dalzell Hatfield Galleries, located in the Ambassador Hotel (L.A.); also a self-taught artist. He used the pseudonym Jason Field. (H)
HATHEWAY, Dorothy Associate Member, lived in Julian. (R, 1964)
HATHEWAY, Stewart Patron Member, lived in Julian (at the same address as Dorothy Hatheway above). (R, 1964)
HAZ, Nicholas (Nikolas)
(1883 – 1953)
Born in Zolyom, Hungary on Jan. 18, 1883. He was a pupil of Franz von Stuck and P. A. de Laszlo, and settled in Los Angeles by 1917. Haz was part of a group of CAC artists including Edgar Payne, Anna Hills, and Granville Redmond that gathered for a moonlight picnic in Laguna Beach in 1918. (Santa Ana Daily Register, July 23, 1918, p.5, California Art Club Members Enjoy Moonlight Picnic on Cliffs) Haz was active in New York from about 1920-40. He died in Santa Barbara, CA on April 28, 1953. (H) Member: Laguna Beach AA. In: Hildesheim (Germany) Museum.
HAZARD, Arthur Merton
(1872 – 1930)
A student of Duveneck, he moved to L.A. in 1923 for health reasons. Painted portraits of many prominent L.A. residents including Charles M. Russell, Douglas Fairbanks, and Jack W. Smith. (Exh. with the CAC 1923-25.) (H) (M)
HAZEN, Bessie Ella
(1862 – 1946)
Taught art at UCLA and the Black Fox Military Institute. Member of many So. Calif. art organizations. (Exh. with the CAC from 1915-18, 1920-25, 1927-31, 1933-34, 1936-37; s-1917, s-1918, and s-1919.) CAC Exhibitions: 6th Annual (1915); Building Fund Exhibition (1922). (H) (M) (A)
HEIMBECK, Dulce Member. (Dec. 30, 1980 letter)
HENKE, Bernard Albert
(1878-1949)
Painter, illustrator. Born in Cologne, Germany on April 25, 1878. By 1910 Henke had settled in Pasadena and was a pupil of Guy Rose. While the proprietor of a picture framing shop in Pasadena, he painted in his leisure. He died there on Sept. 5, 1949. Member: Calif. Art Club. In: Blackburn College (Carlinville, IL). (H)
HENNINGER, Joseph Morgan
(1906 – 1999)
32nd CAC President
Taught at ACCD, illustrated for the aircraft industry, and worked in the art departments of the movie studios. (H) (A) Artist Member, lived in Pacific Palisades. (R, 1964)
HERBRIG, Mrs. H. A. Member. (B, joined Nov. 1960)
HERD, George B. Associate Member, lived in Arleta. (R, 1964)
HERNANDEZ, Lydia M. Artist Member, lived in Van Nuys. (R, 1964)
HERRICK, Hugh Mulloy
(1890 – 1946)
Arriving in Los Angeles in 1918, he was one of the first students to enroll at Otis, and he studied with E.R. Shrader there. (Exh. with the CAC 1921-22, 1930.) (H) (M)
HERRON, Jason Emerson ("Jessie")
(1900 – 1984)
A student at Stanford, Otis, USC, and in Paris; she also studied privately with Chamberlin and Gage. (Exh. with the CAC 1924-46.) CAC Exhibitions: 35th Annual (1944). (H) (M) (A)
HIGGINS, Francis B. Member. (B, joined Nov. 1960)
HIGGINS, Nonie Artist Member, lived in Northridge. (R, 1964)
HILL, Jessie F. She lived in Hollywood from 1920-25. (Exh. with the CAC in 1920.) (H) (M)
HILTON, John W. Artist Member, lived in Twenty Nine Palms. (R, 1964)
HILLS, Anna Althea
(1882 – 1930)

A student of Arthur Wesley Dow, Hills co-founded and served as president of the Laguna Beach AA for six years. She first appears with the CAC in their 4th Annual Exhibition. Anna Hills was part of a group of CAC artists including Edgar Payne and Granville Redmond that gathered for a moonlight picnic in Laguna Beach in 1918. (Santa Ana Daily Register, July 23, 1918, p.5, California Art Club Members Enjoy Moonlight Picnic on Cliffs) The Death of Miss Hills by Donna Schuster appears in the July 1930 issue of the CAC Bulletin. CAC Exhibitions: 4th Annual (1913). (Exh. with the CAC 1914-27, s-1917, s-1918, and s-1919.) (H) (M)

HILTON, John William
(1904 – 1983)
As well as being an illustrator, he painted with J. Swinnerton, N. Fechin, M. Dixon, and C. Forsythe. His lived for a period in the Dos Palmas Adobe in the desert near the Salton Sea, and was friends with President Eisenhower, Howard Hughes, and General Patton. His first solo exhibition was held in Palm Springs in 1935; he subsequently had over 100 solo shows. (H)
HINCHMAN, John Herbert
(1884 – 1948)
A student of Hawthorne, Carlson, and Lhote, he was active in Laguna Beach in the 1930′s. (Exh. with the CAC 1929-33.) (H) (M)
HINKLE, Clarence Keiser
(1880 – 1960)
Studied under Mathews, Chase; won the Cresson Scholarship at the PAFA to study six years at Academie Colarossi and Ecole des Beaux Arts. He has a street in Laguna Beach named for him. (H) (M) CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibit, 9th Annual,(1918); Spring Exhibit (1919); 11th Annual (1920); 12th Annual (1921); Building Fund Exhibition (1922); 14th Annual (1923); 15th Annual (1924); 16th Annual (1925); 17th Annual (1926); 18th Annual (1927); 19th Annual (1928); 20th Annual (1929); 23rd Annual (1932); 24th Annual (1933); 25th Annual (1934); 26th Annual (1935); 27th Annual (1936); 28th Annual (1937); 29th Annual (1938); 35th Annual (1944, award).
HINKLE, Lucille Bernice
(1895 – 1985)
Head of the art department at Fullerton High School; she painted marines, the Sierras, and California deserts. Not related to Clarence Hinkle. (Exh. with the CAC 1928-30.) (H)
HINCKLEY, Lawrence Bradford
(1900 – 1987)
Studied at Otis. He operated an art gallery in Fillmore called the Artists’ Barn. Early on he painted portraits, then later transitioned to landscapes. (Exh. with the CAC in 1938.) (H) (M)
HIPPE, Louis
(1909-1967)
Artist Member, lived in North Hollywood. (R, 1964)
HIRSHFIELD, Ella Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
HIRSHFIELD, Ruth S. Patron Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
HIRSHFIELD, Ruth C. Patron Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964) [All three Hirshfields listed lived at the same address. May be a duplicate Ruth.]
HODGE, S. Fred Member. (B, April 1926, "The February Meeting")
HOLMES, Ralph William
(1876 – 1963)
16th CAC President
Studied in Paris, and taught at the AIC from 1903 – 1912. Holmes celebrated his 83rd birthday on Oct. 1, 1959. (Exh. with the CAC 1924, 1926, 1929-31, 1935-38.) (H) (M) (A) (B, Nov. 1959)
HOLMES, Mrs. Ralph William
(n.d.)
Pres. Paval awarded Honorary Life Memberships to the wives of the first 20 CAC Presidents. (B, Aug. 1955)
HOPE, Thelma Paddock
(1898 – 1991)
Coming to California in 1908, she studied at Otis and in Chicago at the AIC, and with J. Francis Smith. From 1940-47 she worked for MGM painting for movie sets. (Exh. with the CAC 1928-33.) (H) (M) (A)
HOUSER, Victor Carl
(1895 – 1972)
31st CAC President
Artist Member, lived in Hollywood. (R, 1964) Houser worked on a heroic-size portrait plaque of William Randolph Hearst and carved a family crest for Marion Davies and another for Frank Fay. (B, Nov. 1953) He also sculpted a relief portrait of Sheriff Eugene Biscailuz. (B, May 1954)
HOUSER, Melodie (Mrs. Victor) Honorary Member, lived in Hollywood. (R, 1964)
HOUSH, S. Henrietta Dorn [Mrs. William H.]
(1855 – 1919)
Born in Mariposa, CA on March 26, she graduated in 1878 from San Jose Normal School and then taught grammar in Salinas. In 1885 she married William H. Housh and lived in Arizona until 1889. Settling in Pasadena, her husband became principal of Los Angeles High School while she taught at Garfield School. She served as president of the Ruskin Club and was founder of the Fine Arts League of Los Angeles (LACMA). An Honorary CAC Member, Housh is first mentioned with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibition; she also served as Chairman of the Art Committee (beginning 1913) at the new L.A. County Museum of History, Science and Art in Exposition Park. (H) (A)
HOUSH, Mrs. W, J. Honorary Member. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911).
HOWELL, Helen Isabel
(1882-1972)

In the early 1920′s she moved to and became active in Los Angeles. She returned to Cinncinnati in the mid-1930′s due to the Depression. (Exh. with the CAC in 1924.) (H) (M)

HOWEN, Al
Member. (B, joined Sept. 1954)
HOWEN, Lillian
Member. (B, joined Sept. 1954)
HUBBARD, Harold N. Awarded Honorary Membership by President Paval and lived in Hollywood. Hubbard was Assistant Managing Editor of the Hollywood Citizen-News. (R, 1964) (B, joined Oct. 1954)
HUEY, Horace Edmund
(1895-1963)
28th CAC President
Generally referred to as "H. E.," not much is known about this past CAC President.
HUEY, Mrs. Horace Edmund Honorary Member, lived in Santa Monica. (R, 1964)
HUGHES, Daisy Marguerite
(1882 – 1968)
Studied with L.E. Garden MacLeod, Ralph Johonnot, C. P. Townsley, and Rudolph Schaeffer. (Exh. with the CAC 1919-36, s-1919.) (H) (M) (A)
HUGHES, Mabel Beach Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
HUNKINS, Ella Gilbert Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
HUNLEY, Katherine Jones
(1883 – 1964)
After studying at the AIC, she moved to California in 1908 and continued studies at the Batchelder School. Most of her works are of Laguna Beach where she spent her summers and Redlands, where she lived. (Exh. with the CAC in 1930.) (H) (M)
HUNT, Esther Anna
(1875 – 1951)
Painter, sculptor. Born in Grand Island, NE on Aug. 30, she moved to San Diego in 1881 and grew up on a ranch. From 1896-1900 she worked as an artist in L.A. Moving to S.F. she studied art at the Mark Hopkins Institute (1901). She studied portraiture with Chase in NYC (1905-06), she continued studying overseas in Paris. While in Paris her portrait of her sister was hung in the Paris Salon. Hunt first appears with the CAC in their Spring Exhibit of 1914. Returning to CA she maintained a studio in L.A. for four years and from 1918-27 lived in S.F. During 1927-31 she lived in Greenwich Village, NYC, and again in S.F. 1932-46. She died on March 4. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibit (1914). (H) (M) (A)
HUNT, Myra Artist Member. (B, joined Feb. 1932)
HUNT, Thomas Lorraine
(1882 – 1938)
A student of his father, artist John Powell Hunt, and the PAFA, he moved to Laguna Beach and became active there in 1927. He was instrumental in establishing the art museum there in 1929. His works use a highly colorful palette. (Exh. with the CAC 1932-33.) (H) (M) (A) (B, joined Mar. 1932)
HUNTINGTON, Daphne
(1910 – 2012)
Artist Member, Exhibition Chairman (1960, 1961), Demonstrator (1960), and CAC VP (1967). Born Oct. 24, 1910 in Ketchikan, Alaska. Daphne, along with her sister Venetia Epler, studied at the Slade School and the London School of Arts and Crafts (both in London), as well as the Ecole du Louvre (Paris). “The Girls” (as they were known) created paintings, ceramics, murals, poetry, illustrated books, and worked with television and animation studios in Hollywood. Both sisters’ work is featured in Paramount’s Charlotte’s Web (1973). Venetia and Daphne created two of the largest mosaic murals in the United States: both titled ‘Life of Christ,’ the first and larger of the two is located at Forest Lawn Memorial (Covina Hills, CA, dedicated 1975), and the second at Woodlawn Memorial Park (Orlando, FL, dedicated 1993). Daphne resided in Los Angeles and Hollywood most of her life, and was living in Glendale when she passed away on Oct. 2, 2012, just shy of her 102nd birthday. CAC Exhibitions: 50th (1959), 58th (1967, CAC VP), 59th (1968, award), 60th (1969), 62nd (1971), 64th (1973), 66th (1975) Annual Exhibitions; CAC Exhibition at the Friday Morning Club (1961, award); CAC Salon of Art (1966). (B, Jan., June, July, Sept. 1960; Jan., Mar., Apr., May, July 1961) (R, 1964, 1984)
HURTT, Arthur Russell
(1861 – 1938)
Painter. Born in Wisconsin on Oct. 31, 1861, Hurtt was a pupil of Douglas Volk and Irving Wiles at the Art Students League in NYC, and Alex Fournier in France. After settling in Los Angeles about 1908, he painted stage scenery, murals and panoramas. Hurtt first appears with the CAC in their 4th Annual Exhibition. He was active in Los Angeles until his death on Jan. 9, 1938.CAC Exhibitions: 4th Annual (1913). (H)
HUTCHINSON, Helen [Mrs. Dr. Randall]
(1866 – )
An Honorary Member, Hutchinson is first mentioned with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. CAC Exhibitions:2nd Annual (1911). (H)
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ILSLEY, Philip Member (sponsored by Nelson H. Partridge, Jr.) (B, joined Nov. 1932)
INGELS, Frank Lee
(1886 – 1957)
Architect, painter, and sculptor who studied at the AIC. (Exh. with the CAC in 1922.) (H)
ITO, Michio Member, famous Japanese dancer. (B)
IWASIUK, Vladimir Artist Member, lived in Santa Monica and Santa Paula, and was also a doctor. (Jan. 1978 letter)
IZANT, Clarence Stephen
(1884 – 1949)
Active Member. He cast the orginal Academy Award "Oscar" before establishing his own metal manufacturing company in 1939. His company produced the Hancock Memorial at USC and steel and glass fountain at the Santa Anita Race Track and the bronze work in the L.A. Times building, among others. Izant transferred safekeeping of the CAC’s William Wendt painting to Edward Chiapella before Izant became sick and passed away on April 20, 1949. (Exh. with the CAC in 1940.) (H) (B, Apr., May 1949)
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JACKSON, Catherine Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964) (B, Dec. 1948)
JACKSON, Martin Jacob
(1871-1955)
An Active Member of the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles (he joined sometime in early April 1906), Jackson first appears with the CAC at the opening of the Royar Gallery. CAC Exhibitions: Royar and Neighbours (1912).
JAHN, Helma Heynsen
(1874 – 1925)
An Active Member, Jahn first appears with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. Born in Germany, she studied on scholarship with Lefebvre and Constant in Paris. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911, Jury of Selection). (H)
JAMES, Austin
(1885 – 1961)
Sculptor; he lived on the Monterey Peninsula and in Pasadena. He studied under Jo Mora. (Exh. with the CAC 1929-30.) (H) (M)
JAMES, Frances K. Artist Member, lived in Torrance. (R, 1964)
JAMES, Roy Walter
(1897 – 1987)
Besides being an artist, he was also a pianist, scientist, inventor and a poet. James infamously showed up on the steps in protest of the Eighth Annual Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity at the Los Angeles Co. Museum of History, Science and Art. With two of his own paintings and two signs, he was soon joined by numerous other protestors, who were then opposed by museum supporters. (Exh. with the CAC in 1950.) (H) (Art Battle: Conservative Los Angeles Painters Protest ‘Radicals’ Hung in Museum, Life magazine, June 16, 1947, p.40)
JAMESSON, Kenneth Member (B, joined Oct. 1932)
JARRETT, Charles Dixie
(1893 – 1947)
Taught at the Goldworthy School of Allied Arts; later studied at the AIC while working as a poster artist. (H)
JARRETT, Mary Adolyn
(1913 – 1983)
Studied at Otis in L.A., Academie de la Grand Chaumiere in Paris, and the Slade School in London. (She never married.) (Exh. with the CAC in 1950.) (H) Artist Member, lived in Beverly Hills. (R, 1964) She served as Recording Secretary for the CAC for a number of years, as well as Rec. Sec. and Editor for the Scandinavian American Art Society (SAAS Bulletin, March 1965).
JENKINS, Grace Wells Artist Member, lived in Santa Monica. (R, 1964)
JENKINS, Hannah Tempest
(1854 – 1927)
Founder of the Rembrandt Club; upon her death she bequeathed her art collection to Claremont College and provided a scholarship endowment there. She first appears with the CAC during their 2nd Traveling Exhibit. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Traveling Exhibit (1916). (Exh. with the CAC in 1917-20, 1925, s-1918, s-1919.) (H) (M)
JENKINS, Theresa Member. (B, joined Dec. 1988)
JENSEN, Eve Artist Member, lived inStudio City. (R, 1964)
JERMAN, Charlotte Louise Artist Member, lived in Beverly Hills. (R, 1964)
JOHNS, Jeanette Hackney
(1876 – 1935)
Student of William P. Silva, Henri DeKruif; she painted scenes of Olvera Street and the Mexican quarter of L.A. (Exh. with the CAC 1928-34.) (H)
JOHNSON, Content
(d. 1950)
Member. (B, Oct. 1950)
JOHNSON, N.A., Frank Tenney
(1874 – 1939)
15th CAC President (1935-38)
He ran away from home and worked as a panorama painter and a cowboy before becoming known for his paintings and illustrations of cowboys and Indians. He and his wife Vinnie bought a home at 22 Champion Place in Alhambra and built a studio on the property. Champion place, or "Artist’s Alley" as it became known, also boasted the studios of painter Jack Wilkinson Smith and sculptor Eli Harvey, and welcomed visitors such as Dean Cornwell, Norman Rockwell, and nearby Alhambra resident artist Clyde Forsythe. Johnson was elected to full membership, National Academician ("N.A."), with New York’s National Academy. A casual kiss at a Christmas party led to his death of spinal meningitis on January 1, 1939. (Exh, with the CAC 1922-25, 1932-33, 1935-38.) (H) (M)
JOHNSON, Vinnie Reeve Francis (Mrs. Frank Tenney)
(c. 1876 – 1956)
Pres. Paval awarded Honorary Life Memberships to the wives of the first 20 CAC Presidents. (B, Aug. 1955) The wife of CAC President Frank Tenney Johnson, she passed away Dec. 11, 1956 at the age of eighty. (Frank Tenney Johnson’s Western Paintings by Harold McCracken, 1974; B, Feb. 1957)
JOHNSON, Frederic G.
(1890 – 1953)
Active Member of the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles, Associate Member of the CAC. Johnson first appears with the CAC in their 1st Annual Exhibition. CAC Exhibitions: 1st Annual (1911). (Exh, with the CAC 1922-25, 1932-33, 1935-38.) (H) (M)
JOHNSON, Marie Runkle
(1861 – 1943)
Born in Flemington, NJ on Dec. 21, 1861. Upon moving to Pasadena in 1888, Johnson soon was a pupil and painting partner of Edith While. She later went to Paris to study under Collin, Girardot, Courtois, and Prinet, and, on her return, spent one year with Wm M. Chase in NYC. From her studio in Pasadena at 255 S. Fair Oaks Avenue came still lifes and landscapes. She first appears with the CAC during their 6th Annual Exhibit. A spinster, she died there on Feb. 11, 1943. CAC Exhibitions: 6th Annual (1915). (H)
JOHNSTON, Margaret Isabelle Holder
(1884 – 1959)
CAC Member and Corresponding Secretary. She studied at the AIC and at Otis and was known as a painter of miniatures. CAC Exhibitions: 35th Annual (1944, award). (H) (B, Aug. 1944; Aug. 1959)
JOHNSTONE, Grace P. Artist Member, lived in South Pasadena. (R, 1964)
JOHNSON, Marie Runkle
(1861 – 1943)
Studied with Chase and also in Paris; painted still lifes and landscapes. (Exh. with the CAC in 1915.) (H)
JOHNSON, Virginia R. Artist Member, lived in Ft. Morgan, CO. (R, 1964)
JONES, Elberta Mohler
(1896 – 1985)
Painter, sculptor. Studied at Chouinard and Otis; during WWII she painted portraits of servicemen in Army and Navy hospitals. She lived in Pasadena, CA with her husband Wendell who worked for Bethlehem Steel. When her husband retired they moved to Corona Del Mar, probably during the 1960s. She had a son and a daughter – the latter, Dona Lee, was the subject of a painting exhibited in the CAC’s 28th Annual in 1937. CAC Exhibitions: 25th Annual (1934); 26th Annual (1935), 27th Annual (1936); 28th Annual (1937); 29th Annual (1938). (H) (M)
JONES, Martha Miles
(1870 – 1945)
A student of Vanderpoel at the AIC, she moved to Argentina and was one of the first women artists there. (Exh. with the CAC 1924.) (H) (M)
JORDAN, Helen A.
CAC Exhibitions: Hollyhock House Opening Exhibition (1927). (H) (M)
JOSSELYN, Christine Shelton Bowen
(1877 – 1938)
Studied under numerous teachers in NYC, L.A. and San Diego, Lukits and Twachtman among them. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition (1933). (Exh. with the CAC in 1930.) (H) (M)
JUDD, Edith Mary Artist Member, lived in Claremont. (R, 1964)
JUDSON, William Lees
(1842 – 1928)

An Active and Honorary Member, Judson is first mentioned with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. Credited as one of the creators of the Craftsman movement in the Arroyo Seco of Pasadena. In 1901 he founded the USC College of Fine Arts and served as dean until his death. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd CAC Annual (1911); 5th Annual (1914); 6th Annual (1915); 8th Annual, Spring Exhibit (1917); 10th Annual (1919); 12th Annual (1921); 13th Annual, Building Fund Exhibition (1922); 14th Annual (1923); 16th Annual (1925); 17th Annual (1926); 18th Annual (1927). (H) (M) (A)

JURECKA, Cyril
(1884 – 1959)
Born in Moravia, Czechoslovakia; he taught sculpture at Pomona College. (Exh. with the CAC 1921, 1925, s-1919.) (H) (M)
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KARL, Arny
(1940 – 2000)
Artist Member, student of T. Lukits. (Second wife Katherine) (Arny Karl: Painter of Lyric California by Jeffrey E. Morseburg; Arny Karl – Methods and Ideals: An Aesthetic Consideration of Arny Karl’s Landscapes by Jeffrey E. Morseburg)
KARPF, Dr. Fay B. Artist Member, lived in Beverly Hills. (R, 1964)
KARRAS, Spiro(s) John
(1897 – 1941)
Born in Greece, he studied at the Thomopoulos Art School in Athens before moving to Altadena. (Exh. with the CAC in 1932.) (H) (M) (A) (B, joined Mar. 1932)
KATZ, Sam Artist Member, lived in Northridge. (R, 1964)
KAYE, Frederic (Fred) W. Artist Member, lived in Montrose. (R, 1964) (B, joined Nov. 1960)
KAYSER, Stephen S.
(1900 – 1988)
Educated at the University of Heidelberg in Germany; he taught at UC Berkeley and San Jose State College. (H)
KELLER, Edgar Martin
(1868 – 1932)

A painter, etcher, sculptor and children’s book illustrator, Keller was also part of the Los Angeles Modern Art Society, founded in 1916 by six CAC members: Bert and Meta Cressey, Helena Dunlap, Keller, Henrietta Shore and Karl Yens. An Active member, Keller first appears with the CAC in the 1912 Blanchard Exhibition. CAC Exhibitions: Blanchard Exhibition (1912); 3rd Annual (1912). (H)

KELLEY, Susan Katherine Eubank
(1879 – 1961)
She was a student of Xavier Martinez and Geo. D. Otis, among others. Her work included desert scenes and paintings of the High Sierras. (H)
KELLOGG, Harold Field Member, architect. He worked on the monument to General MacArthur in MacArthur Park with CAC Sculptor Member Roger Noble Burnham. (B, May 1951) The unveiling, attended by the two artists and the general, occured early 1955. (B, Jan. 1955) Kellogg also built an entire town, Fairless Hills, PA, for the workers of U.S. Steel Co. (B, Oct. 1952)
KELLY, Edna C.
(1890 – 1978)
Studied at the Cinncinnati Art Academy; after moving to L.A., she continued studies with Ella Buchanan. CAC Exhibitions: Hollyhock House Opening Exhibition (1927). (Exh. with the CAC 1924-31, 1933.) (H) (M)
KELSEY, Emily Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964) She took over as Custodian of the Official CAC Scrap Book in 1955. (B, June 1955)
KENDALL, Marie Boening
(1885 – 1953)
A student of Wm. M. Chase and Jean Mannheim, she first appears with the CAC during their Spring 1917 Exhibit. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition (1917); Building Fund Exhibition (1922). (Exh. with the CAC 1915, 1919-28, s-1917, s-1918, s-1919.) (H) (M)
KENDALL, Viona Ann Artist Member, lived in Tarzana. (R, 1964)
KENDE, Geza
(1889 – 1952)
Studied at the National Academy of Art in Budapest, Italy, and France. Kende passed away pm Sept. 2, 1952. CAC Exhibitions: 35th Annual (1944). (H) (B, In Memorium, Sept. 1952)
KENNICOTT, Dr. Robert Helm
(1892 – 1983)
A physician who took up painting as a hobby, he was a frequent companion to Mabel Alvarez. (Exh. with the CAC 1932-36.) (H) (M) (B, joined Aug. 1932)
KESZTHELYI, A. S.
CAC Exhibitions: California Art Exhibit (1928, Bullock’s).
KEUTERICKX, Jean Artist Member, lived in North Hollywood. (R, 1964)
KILPATRICK A.N.A., Aaron Edward
(1872 – 1953)

An Active Member of the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles, Kilpatrick was quite possibly a Founder of the CAC. At the very least, he joined the CAC prior to their second monthly meeting on Feb. 5, 1910. Kilpatrick was friends with and a student of William Wendt. The 3rd monthly meeting of the CAC was held at Kilpatrick’s home (Feb. 27, 1910). He was the first artist to work in Morro Bay, and was later elected an Associate of the National Academy. Kilpatrick passed away on Aug. 20, 1953. (LAT) (H) (M) (B, Nov. 1953) CAC Exhibitions: 1st Annual, 2nd Annual (1911); 3rd Annual (1912); 4th Annual (1913); 5th Annual (1914); 6th Annual (1915); 7th Annual (1916); 8th Annual, Spring Exhibition (1917); Spring Exhibition (1918); 11th Annual (1920); 12th Annual (1921); 13th Annual (1922); 14th Annual (1923); 15th Annual (1924). (LAT – joined CAC prior to Feb. 13, 1910).

KINEVAN, Lois
(d. 1954)
Member, she passed away May 10, 1954. (B, June 1954)
KINGSLEY, Eloise S. Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
KIRK, Frances C.
(n.d.)
A painter and teacher, she lived in Hollywood from 1925-24. (Exh. with the CAC in 1920.) (H) (M)
KLEITSCH, Joseph
(1882 – 1931)
Portraits included Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria and President Madero of Mexico. Moved to Laguna Beach in 1920 and was active in the art community there and in Los Angeles. (H)
KLENCK, Daisy E. Artist Member, lived in Burbank. (R, 1964)
KLINKER, Orpha Mae
(1891 – 1964)
Among the honors awarded her was Belgium’s Crois de Commandeur in 1941; known for her paintings and etchings of California landmarks, deserts and portraits.(Exh. with the CAC in 1936.) (H) (M) (B, joined as an Artist Member, Feb. 1932)
KLINKER, Zeno Honorary Patron Member, lived in Hollywood. (R, 1964)
KLOCK, Elin N. Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
KLUBER, Mary Artist Member, lived in Beverly Hills. (R, 1964) (B, joined Jan. 1961)
KNEETER, Gretchen, Sr. Member, lived in Los Angeles. Served as 1st Vice-President. (letter) (1978-79 Roster & By-Laws)
KNOTT, Arthur Harold DeWitt
(1883 – 1977)
Studied at ASL and Pratt, he settled in Morro Bay, Calif. and was a founding member of the Carmel Art Association. CAC Exhibitions: Hollyhock House Opening Exhibition (1927); California Art Exhibit (1928, Bullock’s). (Exh. with the CAC 1922-30.) (H) (M)
KNOWLES, Joseph (Exh. with the CAC in 1938.) (M)
KOCH, Jacob
Koch first appears with the CAC in the opening exhibit at Royar Gallery. CAC Exhibitions: Royar Gallery (1912).
KOCHER, Fritz
(1904 – 1973)
Resident of Los Angeles in 1929. (Exh. with the CAC 1935-37.) (H) (M)
KOHLER, Eleanore Kentner
(1887 – 1967)
Painter and sculptor. (Exh. with the CAC s-1919.) (H) (M)
KOHLMEIER, Helen Louise
(1882 – 1955)
Studied in L.A. with John H. Rich, E. Vysekal, and was friends with Kathryn Leighton. Kohlmeier first appears with the club during their 6th Annual. CAC Exhibitions: 6th Annual (1915). (Exh. with the CAC 1915-36.) (H)
KOSA, Emil Jean, Jr.
(1903 – 1968)
Muralist, painter, lithographer. He studied at Cal Arts in L.A. as well as the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. He was a prolific painter and also worked as a special effects artist for Fox Studios for 35 years. CAC Exhibitions: 35th Annual (1944). (Exh. with the CAC 1936-41.) (H) (M)
KOSA, Emil Jean, Sr.
(1876 – 1955)
He worked as an assistant to Mucha in Paris for 20 years; came to America in 1907 and settled in L.A. by 1922 with his son Emil Jr. (Exh. with the CAC in 1936 and 1938 – H) (M)
KOSTER, Arthur Artist Member, lived in Seal Beach. (R, 1964) (B, joined Jan. 1961)
KOTOKU, Sheyei Yukie A watercolorist, he lived in L.A. during the 1920′s and 30′s and studied at the School of Illustration and Painting. CAC Exhibitions: 11th Annual (1920); 12th Annual (1921); 13th Annual (1922); An Exhibition of the California Art Club of Los Angeles (1921, San Diego); 15th Annual (1924). (H) (M)
KOVNER-GRODSKY, S. Artist Member, lived in Hollywood. (R, 1964)
KRASNOW, Peter
(1886/7 – 1979)
Born in a small Ukranian village, Peter Krasnow moved to the U.S. in 1908 and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago where he met and married his wife Rose. A painter, sculptor (often of wood), and lithographer, Peter and Rose settled in Los Angeles in 1922 and he quickly became part of the independent group of California modernists that included Stanton MacDonald Wright. Krasnow designed a decorative archway at USC in 1927, titled Seated Knowledge, which was built by Gladding-McBean & Co. and is located in the main entrance at the Gwynn Wilson Student Union. Photographer Edward Weston donated some of his land to Krasnow in 1923 that allowed the painter to build a studio (and apparently a residence) – the address was 4323 Perlita Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039. The couple resided there – except during a brief period spent in France sometime in the early 1930s – until his death in 1979. (H)
KREHM, William P.
(1901 – 1968)
He lived in southern California starting in the 1930′s, and the landscapes around his home in Banning provided painting material. One of his teachers was Dana Bartlett. (H)
KRUGER, E. W. Member. (Feb. 27, 1979 letter)
KURTZWORTH, Harry Muir
(1887 – 1979)
Studied in NYC, Detroit, and Pennsylvania as well as at the Kansas City Art Institute. He authored books on industrial design and was the art director at LACMA from 1930-32. (H)
KUSHNER, Ida R. Member. (B, joined Feb. 1986)
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