Historic Membership Roster (L-Z)

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that individual]
NAME = Probable CAC member [Exhibited with the CAC at some point, see
notes]

Sources:
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(M) = Nancy Moure’s Southern California Art
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Select a listing alphabetically by last name:
Name
and Dates
Of
Note
L
LA COM, Wayne Artist Member, lived in Encino. (R, 1964)
LAKE, Gary Frederic Artist Member, lived in Glendale. (R, 1964)
L’ALLEMAND,
Gordon Lynn
(1903 – 1974)
A
painter, he also authored and illustrated books. (Exh. with the CAC
in 1931, prize.) (A) (H) (M)
LAM, Dixie
Awarded Honorary Life Membership by President Paval. She was the Editor of the Pacific Coast Viking, and an art patron. (B, Jan. 1955)
LAMB, Leo Ford Patron Member, lived in Palm Desert. (R, 1964)
LAMB, S. Victoria Artist Member, lived in Palm Desert. (R, 1964) [At the same address as Leo F. Lamb.] She passed away just prior to Jan. 3, 1979. (letter from Leo Lamb)
LANDY,
Art
(1904 – 1977)
Student
of Frank Chamberlin, he worked in the animation film industry. (Exh.
with the CAC in the 1940’s.) (H)
LANOE, Joseph Jiquel
(1875 – )
Lanoe was born in Vannes, France on Oct. 3, 1875. By the early 1920s Lanoe was living in Hollywood, CA. He is said to have acted in more than 100 silent movies. A gay man, he was the lover of fellow actor, Harry Hyde and a close friend of artist Granville Redmond with whom he often painted. He was active in the Los Angeles art scene. Due to the end of silent films and the Depression, he is believed to have returned to France. (CAC membership – H: American Art Annual, 1925)
LANSER, Edward Honorary Member, lived in Beverly Hills. Lanser was Editor for the CAC Bulletin during the 1940s-50s. (R, 1964)
LANYI,
Dezso
(1879 – 1951)
A
sculptor and caricaturist originally from Hungary. (Exh. with the
CAC in 1939.) (H)
LANZI, Emelio Member. (B, joined Nov. 1960)
LAO, Ben S.
(1947 – 2011)
Artist Member. Lao studied under Theodore Lukits in the 1980s along with his brother Vito, Peter Adams, Arny Karl, Tim Solliday, Bridget Duffy and Kalan Brunink. Lao worked as a journeyman scenic artist in the Local 800 Art Director’s Guild. (A)
LARIMER,
Barbara Gertrude Probst
(1868 – 1963)
She
settled in Los Angeles in 1911, and her work represented the area
around her home. (Exh. with the CAC in 1931 [22nd Annual] and 1935.)
(A) (H) (M)
LARIMER,
Ruth M.
(1901 – 1958)
The
daughter of Barbara Larimer, she studied with Jean Mannheim and at
UCLA. Her married name was Myers. (Exh. with the CAC from 1924 – 31,
CAC Annual Exhibitions.) (A) (H) (M)
LASKY,
Bessie Mona Ginsberg
(1888 – 1972)
She was active in NYC until the late 1920’s, when she moved to Los
Angeles. Also a poet and a musician, she painted a series of the California
missions. CAC Exhibitions: 1933, 26th Annual (1935); 1937. (H)
(M) (A)
LAURITZ,
Paul
(1889
– 1975)

17th CAC President
Born in April. (B, May 1957) Unsuccessful in the Alaskan Gold Rush, he returned to painting and
befriended Sydney Laurence. Returning to L.A. he established a studio-home
in the Lyceum Theatre on Spring Street. Taught at Chouinard and Otis.
He was also commissioned by the King of Norway (Lauritz’s native land)
to do a painting for the royal palace. (Exh. with the CAC 1920-25,
CAC Annuals.) (H) (M) (A) Honorary Artist, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
LAURITZ, Mrs. Paul
(n.d.)
Pres. Paval awarded Honorary Life Memberships to the wives of the first 20 CAC Presidents. (B, Aug. 1955)
LEAVER,
Marian Farnan

(1889 – 1968)
Her
work includes portraits and still lifes; her married name was Sprunck.
(Exh. with the CAC in 1922. [13th Annual]) (H) (A)
LEIGHTON,
Kathryn Woodman

(1875 – 1952)
Known for her work of the desert and particularly of the Indian tribes of Blackfeet, Sioux and Cherokee. Leighton first appears with the CAC in their 5th Annual Exhibition in 1914. Her address is given in the 22nd & 23rd Annual Exhibition pamphlets as 1633 W. 46th St. in Los Angeles. She passed away on July 1, 1952. (B, Leighton, Sept. 1952). CAC Exhibitions: 5th Annual (1914); 6th Annual, First Traveling Exhibit (1915); 7th Annual, CAC Exhibition at The Friday Morning Club, Second Traveling Exhibit (1916); 8th Annual, Spring Exhibition (1917); Spring Exhibition (1918); 10th Annual, Spring Exhibition (1919); 11th Annual (1920); 12th Annual, An Exhibition of the California Art Club of Los Angeles (1921); 13th Annual (1922); (Second?) Building Fund Exhibition (late 1922); 14th Annual (1923); 15th Annual (1924); 17th Annual (1926); 18th Annual (1927); 19th Annual (1928); 21st Annual (1930); 22nd Annual (1931); 23rd Annual (1932 – exhibitor & Jury of Selection and Award); 24th Annual (1933); 25th Annual (1934 – didn’t exhibit but served on the Jury of Selection and Awards for Painting); 26th Annual (1935 – exhibitor & Jury of Selection and Award); 27th Annual (1936); 28th Annnual (1937 – exhibitor & Jury of Selection and Award); 29th Annual (1938); Ebell Salon of Art (1943); Exhibition & Sale of Paintings by Members of the Noted California Art Club (Bloomingdale’s NYC, 1944); Joint Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture by the CAC and Women Painters of the West (1947). (H) (M)
LEE,
Jake

(1915 – 1991)
Honorary Life Member. He demonstrated often at CAC meetings and exhibited in the Annual Gold Medals. Served as 2nd Vice-President and Program Chairman (1978-79) and was also on the Board of Directors. (A) Lived in North Hollywood. (Dec. 1986 CAC Bulletin) Lee died Sept. 13, 1991. (B, Nov. 1991)
LEI, Wellington (Chin-Po)
(1918 –
Artist Member, lived in Alhambra. Born in Ninghwa, Fujian, China. (R, 1964) CAC Exhibitions: 78th Annual (1987), 81st Annual (1990), 88th Annual (1997).
LEMIEUX, Bonnie
(d. 1989)
Member. (B, memorial, Oct. 1989)
LEONARD, Rosalie Artist Member, lived in Sherman Oaks. (R, 1964)
LEOPOLD,
__________
(n. d.)
(Exh.
with the CAC in 1938.) (M) (A)
LESOVSKY, Adolf Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
LESSING, Jane Artist Member, lived in Playa Del Rey. (R, 1964) (B, joined Oct. 1960)
LEWIS,
Jeannette Maxfield
(1894 – 1982)
Influenced
by Piazzoni and Armin Hansen; she had a solo exhibition in 1955 and
a retrospective in 1979, the latter held at the Fresno Arts Center.
(Exh. with the CAC in 1931.) (H) (M)
LEWIS,
Thomas E.
(1909 – 1979)
A
resident of both Pasadena and San Francisco; he worked in both oil
and watercolor, and was partial to the color blue. (Exh. with the
CAC 1932-34.) (H) (M)
LIDDELL,
Frank Rennsselear
(1864
– 1923)
1st CAC President
Originally a banker, Liddell was a self-taught artist and became a Charter Member of the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles. He helped found
the CAC and served as its first president (from 1909-1910). CAC Exhibitions: 1st Annual (1911); 13th Annual (1922). (LAT) (H) (M)
LIDDELL, Mrs. Frank Rennsselear
(n.d.)
Pres. Paval awarded Honorary Life Memberships to the wives of the first 20 CAC Presidents. (B, Aug. 1955)
LILIANO,
Ada May

(n.d.)
Sculptor,
lived in Los Angeles in 1931. (Exh. with the CAC in 1931.) (H) (M)
(A)
LIN, Alex Member. (B, joined June 1988)
LINDSAY,
Ruth Andrews
(1888 – 1982)
Studied
at the NAD, ASL of NYC, PAFA, and the Royal Academy of Brussels. (Exh.
with the CAC 1923, 1931-32, in early Gold Medals.) (H) (M)
LION,
Henry
(1900 – 1966)
Studying at Otis and with MacDonald-Wright, he settled in Los Angeles
in 1922 where he worked and exhibited his sculptures. He also taught
for many years at the Hollywood Art Center. Photos of his female nude sculptures are in the CAC Archives at the Archives of American Art in Washington, D.C., where his address is listed on the back: 10517 Cheviot Drive, Los Angeles, CA. He often served as Chairman of the Sculpture Committee. CAC Exhibitions: 14th Annual (1923), 15th Annual (1924), 16th Annual (1925), 19th Annual (1928), 21st Annual (1930), 23rd Annual (1932), 25th Annual (1934), 26th Annual (1935), 27th Annual (1936), 28th Annual (1937), 29th Annual (1938), 46th Annual (1955). (CAC Archives, Archives of American Art, D.C.) (H) (M) (A)
LIPETZKY, Jerome
(1934 – 2010)
Associate Member. Born in Inglewood (Los Angeles) and raised in Pasadena, CA. Lipetzky worked on the Alaska Railroad and served in the U.S. Army before receiving a degree in History from UCLA. In 1961 he settled with his family in Alpine, CA where he taught for 30 years. Retiring in 1991, he began painting, first with watercolor and then with oils. Lipetzky passed away on Sept. 7, 2010. Known primarily for oil landscapes. (Artist website; San Diego Union-Tribune obit.)
LLOYD,
Caroline Alma Goodman

(1875 – 1945)
Sculptor, CAC Board member. After
she raised a family, she became interested in sculpture and traveled
to Paris to study. She passed away Dec. 30, 1945. (H) (B, Jan. 1946)
LLOYD,
Lucile

(1894 – 1941)
The
director of the Stickney School of Art from 1921-22. She committed
suicide and died of gas poisoning in Los Angeles. (H) (B, joined Oct. 1932)
LOCKHART,
Marcelite (Marcelita) Avery

(1897 – 2001)
Working
at the movie studios in Hollywood, she sculpted statues and painted
pastel portraits on the side. (Exh. with the CAC 1932.) (H) (M) (B, joined Mar. 1932)
LODI, Grace Artist Member, lived in Thousand Oaks. (R, 1964)
LOH, William Kao-Dor Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
LOOMIS, Andrew

(d. 1959)
Illustrator, author, member of CAC Board, CAC Member. (B, Summer 1959)
LOVE, Rosalie Bowen Artist Member, lived in Encino. (R, 1964)
LOVINS,
Henry E.
(1883
– 1960)
The founder of the Hollywood Art Center School; his works were often influenced by Mayan and Aztec designs. Lovins first appears with the CAC in their 3rd Annual Exhibition. CAC Exhibitions: 3rd Annual (1912). (H)
LUKE, Kage (B, joined Mar. 1932)
LUKITS,
Theodore Nicolai

(1897 – 1992)
www.theodorelukits.org
Life
Member. Portrait painter, pastelist, sculptor, and teacher; student
of Miller, Buehr, Pushman, Blashfield, and many others. Sketched luminous
pastels outdoors. Taught for many years in Los Angeles. Served as
a juror for the 64th CAC Annual. (H)
LUNDMARK,
Leon
(1875 – 1942)
The
illegitimate son of Countess Hanna von Till and S.A. Johnson; he lived
in Chicago and later Altadena. Coastal scenes constitute the largest
part of his work. (Exh. with the CAC 1914-15, 1937 [28th], 1938 [29th].)
(H) (M) (A)
LUNDSDAL, Jack Artist Member, lived in Alhambra. (R, 1964)
LUNGREN,
Ferdinard Harvey

(1857 – 1932)
Kenyon
Cox, Eakins, J.H. Sharp and others influenced him along his artistic
path. Living in NYC and Europe earlier in life, he later settled in Santa Barbara, CA and remained there throughout his life. Lungren made many trips to Death Valley and the Southwest to paint, and was given membership to many Indian tribes after having spent
much time painting and living with them. Lungren first appears with the CAC in their 6th Annual Exhibition, in which he was a juror as well as exhibitor. CAC Exhibitions: 6th Annual (1915, juror). (H) (M)
LYNAM, Edward J. Honorary Member, lived in Sacramento. (R, 1964) [Exhibit Supervisor – Art, California State Fair]
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a listing alphabetically by last name:


Name
and Dates
Of
Note
M
MacDONALD,
Suzanne

(n.d)
Resident
of Beverly Hills. (Exh. with the CAC 1933, 1934 [24th, 25th Annuals].)
(H) (M)
MacLEOD,
Louise Elizabeth Garden

(1857 – 1944)
An Honorary
Member, MacLeod is first mentioned with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. She studied at London’s Royal School and under Whistler
in Paris. Upon arriving in Los Angeles in 1897, she (along with Mrs.
J. Dalton Bond) founded the School of Art and Design, the first in
the city. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911). (H)
MAISON,
Mary Edith Cox

(1886 – 1954)
A
self-taught artist, she was also a pianist and songwriter. She came
from the east coast to California by the early 1920’s. (Exh. with
the CAC in 1930.) (H) (M)
MAITLAND, Mrs. L. M. Member (B, joined May 1932)
MALCO, Elaine
(1916
– 1985)

Elaine Malco graduated from Otis Art Institute, studying under Ben Mesick, Paul Lauritz, and Henry Richter.  She is included in Who’s Who in American Women, and exhibited at Penn Arts, the DeYoung Memorial, and the Greek Theater, among others. Her awards include the CAC Gold Medal (year?), the Ronzone Medal, and the Freddie Gold Cup for Sculpture.  She was named a Woman of Achievement by the Long Beach Pen Women.  Her work is permanently displayed at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. (A) (R)

MANBERT,
R. Barton
(1876
– 1945)
Manbert
studied at the AIC and Pape School of Illustration before settling
in Glendale in 1910. He first appears with the CAC in their 1st Annual Exhibit. He was an instructor at Chouinard from 1929-30. CAC Exhibitions: 1st Annual (1911), 3rd Annual (1912). (H)
(M)
MANNHEIM,
Jean

(1863 – 1945)
Active Member. Fled the German army to study in Paris; later studied/taught with Frank Brangwyn at his school in London. Mannheim first appears with the CAC in their 1st Annual Exhibit (1911). He built a house and studio on the Arroyo Seco in Pasadena and also maintained a studio in the Blanchard Building. In 1913 he founded the Stickney Memorial School of Fine Arts in Pasadena. CAC Exhibitions: 1st Annual (1911); Building Fund Exhibition (1922). (Exh. with the CAC 1914-16, 1920-24, 1926-28, 1931.) (H) (M)
MARJANEN, Marjorie (Mrs. Toivo E.) Member, lived in Santa Monica and attended Otis Art Institute for several years. Known primarily for seascapes, her work hangs (or was hung) in the Finnish Embassy in Washington D.C.as well as locations in and around Santa Monica. (letter)
MARLOW, Constance Artist Member, lived in North Hollywood. (R, 1964)
MARSH,
Charles Howard

(1885 – 1956)
Studied
in Paris and at the Stickney School; he was also a musician. (Exh.
with the CAC 1920, 1922.) (H) (M)
MARSH,
Mary E.

(1890 – 1970)
Worked
as a curator at LACMA and married Conrad Buff. (H)
MARSHALL,
Albert Sumner

(1891 – 1970)
Studying
at the Art Institute in San Francisco, he moved to Los Angeles in
1926 where he was active. (Exh. with the CAC 1933-35.) (H) (M) (B, joined May 1932)
MARSHALL,
Sara
CAC Exhibitions: 35th Annual (1944).
MARTCHENKO, Eunice
(d. 1985)
Lived in North Hollywood and Los Angeles. Her maiden name was Stoller. She passed away in July 1985. (R, 1964) (B, Oct. 1985)
MARTIN, Grace Artist Member, lived in Santa Monica. (R, 1964)
MARTIN, Steve Associate Member, lived in Sherman Oaks. (R, 1964)
MARTIN,
Robert Joseph

(1888 – 1971)
A
student of Robert Henri in NYC, he was active in Los Angeles 1918-19.
(Exh. with the CAC 1919, s-1919.) (H) (M)
MARTIN, Theresa Member. (B, joined Mar. 1987)
MARTINELLI, Mrs. Constance Associate Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
MARTIN-NICHOLS, Pegus (Exh.
with the CAC 1933-35.) (M) (A)
MARTINEZ, Alfredo Ramos
(1872 – 1946)
Martinez
won a scholarship to the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico
City, and then studied in Paris for 14 years. Later appointed Director of the Academia Nacional, he was one of David Alfaro Siqueiros’ instructors. In 1929 he moved to Los Angeles, where he lived until his death in 1946. Martinez was present at a CAC meeting in 1932 when Siqueiros was the guest of honor and speaker. Martinez soon became a member of the CAC, probably at that meeting. (Exh. with the CAC in 1938.) (B, joined July 1932) (H) (M)
MARTINEZ, Irma Member. (B, joined Jan. 1986)
MATERN, William A.
(1867 – 1923)
An Associate Member of the short-lived Painters’ Club of Los Angeles, Matern joined the CAC as an Associate Member at their second monthly meeting on February 5, 1910 at Franz Bischoff’s house in South Pasadena. (LAT) (PCLA Minutes – elected to membership sometime prior to Dec. 1, 1908.)
MATSON,
Victor Stanley

(1895 – 1972)
29th CAC President
Painter and etcher, known for his desert paintings and Sierra scenes.
He studied painting with Jack W. Smith and Sam H. Harris. An Honorary Artist, Matson lived in South Pasadena. (R, 1964) (B, joined Oct. 1960)
MATSON, Dorothy (Mrs. Victor) Honorary Member, lived in South Pasadena. (R, 1964) She passed away in 1987. (B, Oct. 1987)
MAUBERT, Barton CAC Exhibitions: California Art Exhibit (1928, Bullock’s).
MAXWELL, Everett Carroll Curator (with the L.A. County Museum), contributing writer (on CAC Annuals in Fine Arts Journal), Honorary CAC Member (elected Feb. 27, 1910). Maxwell curated the Second Annual Exhibition of the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles, but it doesn’t appear he was ever a member of that group. Maxwell also served on the new L.A. County Museum’s Art Committee (beginning 1913) with Mrs. Henrietta Housh, Julia Wendt, Marion Wachtel, Rob Wagner and Edgar Kellar. (Antony Anderson, Art and Artists, Los Angeles Times, Feb. 27, 1910; Antony Anderson, Art and Artists, Los Angeles Times, Dec. 28, 1913; Los Angeles Times, April 5, 1914) (LAT)
MAY, Beulah
(1883 – 1959)
A student with W. M. Chase; she was active in Santa Ana, taught at UC, and after 1924 she managed an orange ranch. She first appears with the CAC during their 7th Annual. Beulah May 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) CAC Exhibitions: 7th Annual (1916). (Exh. with the CAC
1916-23, 1925-26, s-1917, s-1919.) (H) (M) (A) (LAT July 23, 1918, p.5, California Art Club Members Enjoy Moonlight Picnic on Cliffs)
MAYHEW, Nell Cole Danely Brooker
(1875 – 1940)
Taught
at the College of Fine Arts (USC) and Chouinard. Mayhew first appears with the CAC in their Spring Exhibit of 1914. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition (1914); 8th Annual (1917), Spring Exhibition (1918); Spring Exhibition, 10th Annual (1919), 11th Annual(1920). (H) (M) (A)
McBRIDE,
Evangeline Ackley

(1858 – 1928)
Settling
in Pasadena in 1897, she studied art with Henry Joseph Breur and William
Merritt Chase. CAC Exhibitions: California Art Exhibit (1928, Bullock’s). (Exh. with the CAC 1920, 1927.) (H) (M)
McBRIDE,
Mrs. J. H.
(Exh. with the CAC in 1924.) (M)
McBURNEY, James Edwin
(1868 – 1955)
A painter, illustrator and muralist, McBurney was born in Lore City, Ohio.  He studied in New York at the Pratt Institute, with Twachtmann and Charles Davis, and in Philadelphia at the Drexel Institute and the Brandywine School of Art with Howard Pyle.  He studied at Academies Colarossi and Castelucho in Paris From 1901-1913 he gave private lessons and taught at a local high L. A. school; one of his students was Mable Alvarez.  He also conducted art classes at Laguna Beach, which along with other artists summer classes helped develop the art colony at Laguna Beach.  He was also a muralist in the 1915 Pan American Exposition in San Francisco. In 1919, he left California to teach briefly at the A.E.F. University in Beaune, France, and then went to Chicago, where he had an opportunity to paint murals.  Working there until his death on March 2, 1955, he founded an art school, was Art Director for the Chicago Art District and for the City Parks and Recreation, and was active in the WPA Mural projects there. CAC Exhibitions: 1st Traveling Exhibit (1915). (H)
McCANNE, James W. Artist Member, lived in North Hollywood. (R, 1964)
McCULLEY, Beatrice Maurine Artist Member, lived in Palm Desert. (R, 1964)
McCULLOCH, Fay Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
McELROY, Virginia M. Artist Member, lived in San Gabriel. (R, 1964) (letter & petition)
McKAY,
Thomas Hill
(1874 – 1941)
Born in Scotland, he exhibited at the Glasgow Art Institute, the Scottish
Academy, and the Royal Academy in London before arriving in Los Angeles
in 1923. CAC Exhibitions: California Art Exhibit (1928, Bullock’s). (Exh. with the CAC 1925-26.) (H) (M)
McKENZIE,
Claudia M. Barkdull
(1888 – 1976)
She lived in Los Angeles in the 1930’s, and was also a resident of
San Francisco and Anaheim in later years. (Exh. with the CAC in 1938.)
(H) (M)
McLAUGHLIN, Gilbert Artist Member, lived in Reseda. (R, 1964)
McLEAN, William. E. (F.?) Member. The McLeans married Aug. 6 1955 in Lone Pine. (B, July 1955)
McLEAN, Mrs. William. E. (F.?) Artist Member, lived in Lone Pine. (R, 1964) The McLeans married Aug. 6 1955 in Lone Pine. (B, July 1955)
McLOUTH,
Farley Doten

(n.d.)
(Exh. with the CAC in 1923, early Annuals.) (H) (M)
McMANAMAN, Kathryn Herndon
(1887 – ?)
Sculptor, portrait painter. Born in Iowa on July 24; McManaman was a graduate of Monrovia (CA) High School in 1906 and College of Fine Arts at USC in 1909. Her studies continued in NYC at the Henri School and with DuMond and Chase at the ASL. She first appears with the CAC in their 4th Annual Exhibition (1913). In 1922 she wed J. O. Johnson of Seattle and resided in Monrovia until at least 1932. Her work includes portraits in oil and statues of prominent local people. (H) CAC Exhibitions: 4th Annual (1913).
McPHAIL, Annie Christine Belle
(1898 – 1985)
A
painter and teacher, she taught at UCLA for 40 years. (Exh. with the CAC in 1929.) (B, joined Feb. 1930) (H) (M)
MEADOWS, Cora Dell Teter
(1868 – 1946)
She studied with Joseph Pennell, at the ASL/NYC, and at the Academie Julian in Paris. She became active in Los Angeles in 1905 and first appeared with the CAC in their Spring 1918 Exhibit. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibit, 9th Annual (1918); 13th Annual (1922); Building Fund Exhibit (1922); 15th Annual (1924). (H) (M) (A)
MEEKER, Elizabeth Artist Member, lived in Sun Valley. (R, 1964)
MEGARGEE, Lawrence Alonzo ("Lon")
(1883 – 1960)
Studying at most of the major east coast art schools , he moved to Los Angeles in 1909 and worked as the art director for Paramount Studios for several years. He work consists mostly of western subjects. He first appears with the CAC during their 7th Annual. CAC Exhibitions: 7th Annual (1916). (Exh. with the CAC 1916, 1919-20, s-1917, s-1918, s-1919.) (H) (M) (A)
MEIER, Barton CAC Member. 1st President of the L.A. Co. Employee’s Art Club. (B, Dec. 1952)
MEIER, Mrs. Barton
(d. 1993)
Honorary
Life Member. (CAC Bulletin) Lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964) (B, passing, Mar. 1993)
MERWIN, Antoinette DeForest Parsons
(1861 – 1941)
Studying
at the ASL/NYC and in Paris with Collins, Courtois and Whistler, she moved to Los Angeles during the 1920’s. (Exh. with the CAC 1924, 1926, 1928.) (H) (M) CAC Exhibitions: 15th Annual (1924); 17th Annual (1926); California Art Exhibit (Bullock’s), 19th Annual (1928).
MESSICK, Benjamin Newton
(1891 – 1981)
A student of F.T. Chamberlin, Clarence Hinkle, Pruett Carter and Donna Schuster; he painted Regionalist pictures of urban life in the 1930’s. (H)
MEYER, Beatrice S. (Mrs. Herbert) Artist Member, lived in Hollywood. (R, 1964)
MEYER, Herbert Associate Member, lived in Hollywood. (R, 1964) (B, joined Oct. 1960)
MILBURN, Oliver
(1883 – 1932)
After becoming wealthy in the oil and homebuilding industries, he
began taking classes at Chouinard and Otis. (Exh. with the CAC 1928-32.)
(H) (M)
MILES, Donald E.
(1912 – 1990)
Artist Member. A
student of Sam Hyde Harris and Henry L. Richter, he began painting
in 1932. Wife Lillian. (H) (M) (letter) (B, passing, Jan. 1991)
MILES, Harold Whiting
(1887 – 1963)
He was the art director for Cecil B. DeMille’s "King of Kings" and "The Ten Commandments." (Exh. with the CAC 1919-23.) (H) (M)
MILES, Melinda Artist Member. (Jan. 3, 1979; Sept. 5, 1979; March 1, 1981 letters)
MILLER, Barse
(1904
– 1973)
Barse Miller studied at the National Academy of Design in NYC, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, and with Henry Snell and Hugh Breckenridge. After further study in Europe, he moved to southern California in 1924 and began teaching at Chouinard School of Art. During WWII he served as an artist-correspondant for Life magazine. Miller made headlines in 1932 when he exhibited a painting, Apparition Over Los Angeles, that lampooned the nationally-known Los Angeles-based evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson. He also created a red and white fresco at USC in 1940 that wraps around the upper exterior of Harris Hall and depicts the symbolic history of civilization, climaxing with industry and science over the front doorway. Miller served as 1st Vice President of the CAC during 1932. Also during this time he was a part of Mexican muralist David Siquieros’ Fresco Block class at Chouinard School of Art which assisted Siquieros in creating his first mural in Los Angeles, Street Meeting, on an exterior wall of the school. Miller is also mentioned in "Artistwocky" in the Dec. 1928 CAC Bulletin. (Exh. with the CAC 1925-29, 1931.) (H) (M)
MILLER, Evylena Nunn
(1888 – 1966)
A lifelong student and teacher, she ventured to Japan to study with Jippo Araki. An Artist Member who lived in Santa Ana, her first appearance with the CAC was during their Second Traveling Exhibit in 1916. Evylena Nunn 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) CAC Exhibitions: Second Traveling Exhibit (1916). (Exh. with the CAC 1923-30, 1933-35, 1937.) (H) (M) (A) (R, 1964)
MILLER, Harry Member, passed away early 1988. (B, passing, Mar. 1988)
MILLER, Henry Patron Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
MILLER, H. Howard Artist Member, lived in Sepulveda. (R, 1964)
MILLER, Mary Virginia Associate Member, lived in Sherman Oaks. (R, 1964)
MILLER, Virginia Member. (B, joined, Apr. 1985)
MILLER, Meredith Associate Member, lived in Reseda. (R, 1964)
MILLER, Richard Emil
(1875 – 1943)
Popular artist and teacher, became well-known for his paintings of women, particularly outdoors. He first appears with the CAC during their 7th Annual. CAC Exhibitions: 7th Annual (1916). (H) (M)
MILLER, Ruth Blanchard
(1904 – )
Studying
in New York, Paris, and Italy, she moved to Los Angeles in 1922 and
studied at Otis and the Stickney School. She later taught portraiture
at Stickney. (Exh. with the CAC 1928-29.) (H) (M) (A)
MILLIER,
Arthur Henry Thomas

(1893 – 1975)
A painter and etcher, he became the second art critic for the L.A.
Times
in 1926 (after Antony Anderson). (H) Honorary Life Member, c/o L.A. Examiner (R, 1964)
MILLIS, Carl
Sculptor Member. (B, joined Feb. 1955)
MINER, Frederick Roland
(1876 – 1935)

Associate Member of both the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles (elected Jan. 5, 1909) and of the CAC (joined Feb. 5, 1910). He studied at the ASL/NYC under John Carlson and moved to California in 1897. William Wendt offered criticism for some of his works. (Exh. with the CAC 1918, s-1919.) CAC Exhibitions: 1st Annual Chautauqua Exhibit (1910); 2nd Annual (1911); 9th Annual, Spring Exhibition (1918); Spring Exhibition (1919); 11th Annual (1920); Building Fund Exhibition (1922); 15th Annual (1924). (H) (M)

MITCHELL, Alfred Richard
(1888 – 1972)
As a youngster he prospected for gold and drove stagecoaches in Nevada.
Moving to San Deigo in 1908 he studied under Maurice Braun, and then
went to the PAFA for further instruction. (Exh. with the CAC 1925.)
(H) (M)
MITCHELL, David G. Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
MITCHELL,
Laura Marie DesBarres

(1883 – 1965)
Before moving to Los Angeles in 1909, she studied with Kenyon Cox,
George Bridgman, and Lucia Fairchild Fuller at the ASL.She painted
life-size portraits as well as miniatures. (Exh. with the CAC 1921 [12th],
1922-23, 1925.) (H) (M)
MITCHELL, Lloyd Jenning
(1909 – 1978)
Raised in the Ozarks, he left home in his teens and came west, where
he worked briefly as an extra in western movies. He studied at Chouinard
and served in the Navy during WWII. (H) (M) Artist Member, lived in Temple City. (R, 1964)
MOCINE,
Ralph Fullerton

(1875 – 1953)
Active
Member. Studied in Europe and at the Mark Hopkins Art Institute. He
exhibited locally and worked in commercial art. Mocine probably joined the CAC sometime prior to hosting their fifth monthly meeting at his San Pedro studio on April 30, 1910. (H) (Antony Anderson, Los Angeles Times, May 1, 1910) CAC Exhibitions: 1st Annual; 2nd Annual (1911).
MODRA, Theodore B.
(1873 – 1930)
Studied in Paris and Munich and with Henri in NYC. He was director of the L.A. County Fair in Pomona from 1921-1930 and was an early instructor to Millard Sheets. Modra first appears with the CAC in their 6th Annual Exhibition. (In Memorium, Nov. 1930 Bulletin). CAC Exhibitions: 6th Annual (1915); Building Fund Exhibition (1922). (Exh. with the CAC 1915, 1920-21, 1923-26, 1928, 1930, s-1918.) (H) (M) (A)
MONTALBODDI, Raffaello
(1879 – 1972)
Assistant to Carolus-Duran in Paris. An Active
Member, Montalboddi first appears with the CAC in their 3rd Annual Exhibition. CAC Exhibitions: 3rd Annual (1912). (H)
MOORE, Richard B. Artist Member, lived in Redondo Beach. (R, 1964)
MOORE, Tom D. Associate Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
MOORADIAN, Kosrof T. Artist Member, lived in Inglewood. (R, 1964)
MOOSHIAN, Jeroma Artist Member, lived in Hollywood. (R, 1964)
MORFORD, Myra L. Patron Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
MORGAN, George T. Associate Member, lived in Pacific Palisades. (R, 1964)
MORRIS, Adelaide
(1881 – 1974)
A student in Paris, Colorado, and at UCLA, she taught at the latter
until 1938. (Exh. with the CAC in 1918.) (H) (M)
MOSER, Julon Artist Member, lived in Ventura. (R, 1964)
MOSES, Walter Farrington
(1874-1947)
Artist Member; Managing Director of the CAC in 1922. (Antony Anderson, Of Interest to Artists, Los Angeles Times, Dec. 17, 1922)
MOTT-SMITH, May
(1879-1952)
Painter, sculptor, craftsman. Born in Honolulu, HI on March 17 into an artistic family. May’s father, an Englishman, went to Honolulu after the CA Gold Rush and designed the silver crown worn by Lunalio, the last of the royal line of Hawaii. Her brother, Harold Meade Mott-Smith, became an artist of note on the islands. May studied at Academie Colarossi in Paris and the Mark Hopkins Institute in S.F. She worked in that city but also maintained studios in L.A. and N.Y. Mott-Smith first appears with the CAC in their Spring Exhibition of 1914. She died on June 5. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition (1914). (H) (A) (LAT)
MOULTON, Mike Artist Member. CAC Exhibitions: 64th Annual (1973); 66th Annual (1975); 85th Annual (1994).
MUGNAINI, Joe
(d. 1992)
A
popular demonstrator with the CAC and many other southland art groups,
Joe taught at Otis Art Institute from the 1950’s through the
1970’s. He died in January 1992 at the age of 79. (A) (B, Mar. 1992)
MUNSELL,
Richard

(1903 – 1963)
The nephew of artist Pruett Carter, he settled in Los Angeles during
the 1930’s and taught painting at Chouinard. He also used the pseudonym
"Richard M. Chambers" for his paintings. (Exh. with the
CAC 1935-36, 1938.) (H) (M) (A)
MURDOCH, Helen (Murdock)
(1862 – 1956)
Member. Her career began in Boston but she worked for many years in London and Rome. She celebrated her ninetieth birthday on Sept. 21, 1952, and passed away in March 1956 at age 94. (B, Oct. 1952; Apr. 1956)
MURPHY,
Lawrence M.

(1872 – 1947)
His
father, a wealthy banker, disinherited him after he became an artist.
He studied in Paris and in NYC with Bridgman and DuMond; after settling
in L.A. he taught at the ASL, UCLA, and Chouinard. His first appearance with the CAC was during their 6th Annual. CAC Exhibitions: 6th Annual (1915). (H) (M)
MURPHY, Marjorie Connor
(1888 – 1980)
An artist and teacher who lived in Santa Barbara. She taught at the Santa Barbara School of Arts. CAC Exhibitions: An Exhibition of the California Art Club of Los Angeles (1920-21, San Diego); Building Fund Exhibition (1922); 15th Annual (1924). (H) (M)
MYERS, Ruth Larimer
(d. 1958)
Member. (B, May 1958)
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NAKANISI, K. Member.CAC Exhibitions: An Exhibition of the California Art Club of Los Angeles (1921, San Diego). (R, 1964)
NEAL, Dorothy D. Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
NEUTRA, Richard Josef
(1892-1970)
World famous architect and close friend of Frank Lloyd Wright (architect of the Hollyhock House) and Rudolph Schindler, Neutra joined the CAC in Feb. 1929 and the following month was elected as Second Vice President (Mar. 1929-Apr. 1930). He was often present at subsequent meetings and dinners of the CAC. Neutra created many modern designs and buildings in Los Angeles that are still admired to this day. (B, joined Feb. 1929)
NELSON, Bonie Brandow Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
NELSON, Tenna Associate Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
NEUMANN, Wanda S. CAC Exhibitions: Building Fund Exhibition (1922). (A)
NIELSON, Harry A.
(1882
– 1952)
A watercolorist, he taught at Chouinard.
NIELSON, Peter
(1873 – 1965)
Honorary Member. Painter, muralist. Born in Denmark on April 10, 1873. Nielsen came to the U.S. at age 14 and settled in Chicago. He studied briefly at the AIC, but was mostly a self-taught artist. In 1925 he moved to Los Angeles and became active in the local art scene. He remained in the area until his death in Santa Ana on Oct. 24, 1965. His works include landscapes and still lifes. Exh: AIC, 1920-25; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1925-37; Calif. Art Club. (R, 1964) (H)
NIETO, Grace Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
NIMMO,
Louise Everett

(1899 – 1959)
Sculptor, painter. CAC Bulletin Editor. Born in Des Moines, IA, she studied with Hawthorne in Provincetown. After settling in Los Angeles in 1919 she continued to study with Julia Wendt and at Chouinard and Otis, as well as a trip to study at the Academie Julian and Fontainbleu School of Arts,. She married Ray Nimmo in 1932. Early in her career she switched from sculpting to painting. (Exh. with the CAC 1920-51, many early CAC Annuals.)
(H) (M) (A) (B)
NIVISON, Elizabeth Crawford Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964) Her husband Theodore E. Nivison passed away in 1951. (B, Sept. 1951)
NORDBERG, Lambert Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
NORMAN, Ruth Member, she passed away on Feb. 19, 1985. (B, Apr. 1985)
NORMAN-WILCOX, Gregor Member. (B, Sept. 1946)
NORTON, Helen Gaylord
(1882 – 1965)
Born in Ohio, she moved to CA about 1914. Lived in Riverside and Laguna Beach, and studied with Jean Mannheim. Her first appearance with the CAC was during their 7th Annual. Helen Norton 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). CAC Exhibitions: 7th Annual (1916). (H)
NOWAK, Leo
(1907-2001)
Honorary
Life Member, also past Vice-President. He designed the CAC gold medal which is reproduced on cover of the 1978-79 Roster and Bylaws, also used on the CAC Bulletins and is awarded at the Annual Exhibitions. From 1940-43, he worked on the Superman comic. During WWII he served as a battalion artist. For 25 years he was chief illustrator for Stamps-Conheim Newspaper Advertising Service in Los Angeles. Moving to the desert community of Inyokern in the mid-1970s, Nowak illustrated political cartoons for The Daily Independent in Ridgecrest for twelve years. He passed away on June 1, 2001 in Inyokern, CA. (A) (B, Dec. 1991) Artist Member, lived in Sherman Oaks. (R, 1964)
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OLDS, Marion CAC Exhibitions: 35th Annual (1944).
OLIVIER, Henry Ketting
(1924 – 2004)
36th and 38th CAC President
He
held two terms as CAC President: 1974-1977 and 1981-1984. His wife
was named Helen. (A)
OLSEN, Bobby Member. (B, joined May 1989)
ORBE, Helen Ruth See DAWES, Helen Ruth Orb
ORTLIEB, Robert E. Artist [Sculptor] Member, lived in Inglewood. Won the Gold Medal for Sculpture in the 62nd CAC Annual. Ortlieb gave a demonstration on Sept. 22, 1971 for the Valley Artists Guild. (R, 1964) (B, Oct. 1971) CAC Exhibitions: 62nd Annual (1971, gold medal).
OSAKI, Harry Osaki was awarded first prize for his wood sculpture "Delores" (the award included a year of membership with the CAC) at the First Annual G.I. Art Exhibit in 1946. CAC Exhibitions: G.I. Exhibit (1946).
OSBORNE, Lew Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
OSTRANDER, J. Marvin Artist Member, lived in Hollywood. (R, 1964)
OTIS, George Demont
(1879 – 1962)
Artist Member. Born in Memphis, Sept. 21, 1879. He studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts; at Cooper Union, Nat’l Academy of Design, and the Art Students League (NYC); and at the Brooklyn Academy. Nov. 25, 1931 he married his wife Clara. He settled in Kentfield, CA where he maintained a a studio and became known for paintings, etchings, wood carvings, lithography, stage set designer and cinematic scene painter. (Nat’l Cyclopedia of American Biography) CAC Exhibitions: 18th Annual (1927), 19th Annual (1928), 20th Annual (1929).
OUMEDIAN, Michel Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
OWEN, Frances P. Artist Member, lived in Pasadena. (R, 1964) (B, joined Nov. 1960)
OWENS, Charles Hamilton
(1881 – 1958)
Began
his art career at the S.F. Examiner, and spent one year at the Mark Hopkins Art Institute. After the 1906 earthquake
he moved to L.A. and worked as an employee of the Times; he maintained a studio in Mt. Washington, painting desert scenes in his leisure. Owens first appears with the CAC in the opening exhibit at the Royar Gallery in 1912; he died in Los Angeles on March 3, 1958. CAC Exhibitions: Royar and Neighbours Gallery (1912). (H)
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PACK, Carolyn "Carol" Louise Carruthers
(1925-2010)
Artist member. Born August 10, 1925 to Anna Mae and Harold Bruce Calbeck Carruthers, she attended N. Hollywood High School and married Rodney Holbrook Pack. She later studied with Theo Lukits. Carol Pack passed away April 11, 2010 at age 84 after a long battle with emphysema.
PACK, Rodney X. Member. (B, joined Jan. 1961)
PAHU, Vera G. Member, lived in Agoura Hills. (Feb. 6, 1981 letter)
PALASKI, Mrs. Martha Artist Member, lived in Inglewood. (R, 1964)
PALLAT, Joseph L. Artist Member, lived in Hollywood. (R, 1964)
PARK, Hazel Hanes Honorary Artist, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
PARKER, Anne Marie Member. (B, joined Apr. 1960)
PARKINSON, Donald Berthold
(1895-1945)
Born in Los Angeles, Donald Parkinson was the son of Los Angeles architect John B. Parkinson (1861-1935). Donald studied at M.I.T. and at the American Academy in Rome. Upon his return to Los Angeles in 1920 he teamed with his father as a partner, creating the firm of Parkinson & Parkinson. The father/son duo created a good portion of USC, including the Campus Master Plan (1919-39), several campus structures such as the Bovard Administration Building, and façade sculptures and carvings like Student Activities (no date) and Exterior Sculptures (1928). The firm also created many of Los Angeles’ most enduring landmarks, like the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (1923 and 1930-31), Los Angeles City Hall (1928), Bullocks Wilshire (1929) and Union Station (1939). Donald also apparently painted in his leisure, and is mentioned along with his wife, painter Grace Parkinson, in "Artistwocky,", a parody of Lewis Carroll’s "Jabberwocky" in the December 1928 issue of the CAC Bulletin.
PARKINSON, Grace Wells
(n.d.)
Painter, sculptor. Wife of Donald Parkinson and a resident of Santa Monica in the 1920’s-40’s. (Exh. with CAC 1923-27.) (H) Mentioned in "Artistwocky," from the Dec. 1928 issue of the CAC Bulletin. (A)
PARSHALL, Douglass Ewell
(1899-1990)
By ago 10 he was painting landscapes and at age 15 he had one of his worked exhibited at the National Academy of Design. Studied at ASL in NYC, Academie Julian in Paris, and the Boston Museum School. In 1917 he settled in Santa Barbara and established a studio in Alexander Harmer’s old adobe. An extensive traveler, during the 60’s and 70’s he taught portraiture at the Santa Barbara Art Institute. (H) Parshall is mentioned in "Artistwocky," from the Dec. 1928 issue of the CAC Bulletin.
PARSONS, Claude P.
(1895 – ?)
Maude
Adams of Peter Pan fame gave him his first set of oil colors when
he was a boy growing up in Greenwich Village. Going on to serve in
both WWI (Air Force) and WWII (War Production Board), he finally was
able, after 40 years, to return full-time to painting. In the CAC’s
58th Annual Exhibition he won 2nd place in the Still Life-Flowers
category for "Almond Blossoms." Known primarily for his
floral and still life paintings. (Exh. in the CAC in 1959 and 1967.) (A) (B, Dec. 1959) Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
PARSONS, Virginia Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
PAVAL,
Philip Kran

(1899 – 1971)
24th CAC President
Born in April. (B, May 1957) He created a CAC Medal of Honor that was awarded at the Spring Exhibition. (B, Mar. 1953)
This medal was also later awarded to Sir Winston Churchill when Paval invited the statesman to become an Honorary Life Member of the CAC in 1954. Paval also designed silver lapel pins that were awarded to past CAC presidents (B, May 1953) as well as another CAC Gold Medal that was awarded at the Annual Exhibitions c.1969-1977. See info about medals. He was awarded the Commander Cross in the Order Vasco de Nunes de Balboa by the Republic of Panama. (B, Sept. 1953) Either just prior to (late 40’s) or around the time he was president, the Annual Exhibitions came to be called the Gold Medal Exhibitions. An Honorary Artist of the CAC, he lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964) He was also president of the American Institute of Fine Arts, (Herald Examiner, no date) as well as president emeritus of the Scandinavian American Art Society. (SAAS Bulletin, March 1965) Among his friends and acquaintances were European royalty, barons, mayors, Presidents and Hollywood celebrities.
PAVAL, Mrs. Philip
(n.d.)
Pres. Paval awarded Honorary Life Memberships to the wives of the first 20 CAC Presidents. (B, Aug. 1955)
PAXTON,
William Arthur

(1873 – 1965)
Worked
in the (CO) silver mines and (AK) gold mines before returning to California
to study drawing. CAC Exhibitions: California Art Exhibit (1928, Bullock’s). (Exh. with the CAC in 1922-28, 13th Annual)
PAYNE, Edgar Alwin
(1883 – 1947)
9th CAC President
Well known for his paintings of the Sierras and surf pounding the California coastline, Payne first appears with the CAC during their 8th Annual Exhibit. He was CAC President for only a few months; his daughter Evelyn explained that he resigned because he preferred to take painting trips instead of holding the position. Payne Lake, in the Sierras above the treeline, is named for him. Edgar was among a group of artists including Granville Remond 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) The CAC Board awarded him Honorary Life Membership in 1947 (B, Feb. 1947), just prior to his passing on April 8, 1947. (B, Payne, May 1947) CAC Exhibitions: 8th Annual (1917).
PAYNE, Elsie Philippa Palmer
(1884 – 1971)
Artist
and illustrator; she worked in gouache/tempera to differentiate from
husband Edgar’s work. Later after his death she worked again in oils.
She worked for many years curating, chairing and jurying CAC exhibitions. Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. She also served as Recording Secretary and Exhibits Chairman. (R, 1964)
PEABODY,
Ruth Eaton

(1893 – 1966)
First
studied sculpture at the AIC; moved with her mother to Laguna Beach
and taught at L.B. High School. (A)
PELL,
Genevieve

(n.d.)
Specialized in floral still lifes. (Exh. 3 paintings with CAC in 1936 [27th Annual.)
(A)
PEGASUS
(n.d.)
CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition (1933).
PENNEY, Frederic B. Painter (B, joined Feb. 1930)
PENNEY, Frederick Doyle
(1900 – 1988)
Studied
at the ASL and the AIC, as well as Chouinard under Hinkle, Chamberlin,
and Pruett Carter. Active in both Chicago and California.
PERCIVAL, Olive May Graves
(1868 – 1945)
Etcher, painter and writer.
PEREZ, Manuel CAC Member, dancer. Gave two Spanish dance performances at CAC Meetings during 1944. (B – June, Oct. 1944)
PERRET, Ferdinand
(1888 – 1960)
Painter, art historian. CAC Historian (1950s). Honorary Member of the CAC, Painters and Sculptors Club. He created the Perret Art Reference Library donated to the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. in 1945. (B, joined Oct. 1932) (Ferdinand Perret, Art Research Expert, Dies, Aug. 5, 1960, L. A. Times)
PERRET, Mrs. Ferdinand Honorary Artist , lived in W. Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
PERRY, Eleanore Artist Member, lived in Hollywood. (R, 1964)
PERRY, Mary Elizabeth Member. (B, joined Dec. 1986)
PETERS, Edna M.
(1907-1993)
Born March 14, 1907. An Associate Member, she lived at 620 South Madison Avenue, Pasadena, CA, SY 5-2489. Peters died on September 8, 1993. (R, 1964) (Artist’s dates courtesy of J. Denise Wilkinson Underhill, cousin of Edna Peters, 10.12.09 email)
PETERSEN, Einar Cortsen
(1885 – 1986)
Immigrated
to America in 1912 and worked his way across the country by painting
decorative panels. 2nd Vice-President in 1955 [46th Annual]. Honorary Artist, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
PETICOLAS,
Sherry

(1904 – 1956)
Sculptor, teacher; during the Depression years she worked on the Federal Art Project. (A)
PHILLIPS, Clara Dooner
(1887 – 1960)
Studying
with A.W. Dow at Columbia, she came back to California to teach at
Hollywood High School. She also helped cofound the Laguna Beach Art
Association. (Exh. with the CAC in 1924.) (H) (M)
PHYSIOC, Lewis Wood
(1879 – 1972)
Studied:
ASL, Chase School, and with Bellows, Henri and Dumond. He was also
a cameraman for Thomas Edison. In L.A., he worked for Goldwyn Studios,
Republic Pictures (creating their eagle logo and a mural at the entrace),
and Universal Studios. Physioc also worked with Thomas Edison on the first talkies and invented the process of matte shot painting in the studios. (B, Apr. 1960) Artist Member, lived in Hollywood. (R, 1964)
POGANY, William Andrew
(1882 – 1955)
Painter, sculptor, etcher, muralist and illustrator. (Exh. 2 paintings with the CAC in 1938 [29th Annual].) (A)
POGSON, Annie L. Willfong
(1857 – 1931)
Her
work includes landscapes and floral still lifes. (H)
POLKINGHORN,
George

(1898 – 1967)
Studied
at Otis under Vysekal and Shrader. (Exh. with the CAC in 1952, award.) Lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964) (B, joined Oct. 1932)
PONTRELLI, Tino Member, lived in Newport Beach. CAC Demonstrator. (R, 1964) (CAC April 1992 Bulletin)
POOCK, Carl Rudolph Frederick (Fritz)
(1877 – 1945)
Technical
illustrator; he painted a mural at Santa Monica High School. (H) (B, joined Aug. 1932)
POOR, Henry Varnum
(1888 – 1970)
Pupil
of Walter Sickert (Slade School) and Laurens (Academie Julian); he
was a successful potter and painter. His first appearance with the CAC was during their 6th Annual. CAC Exhibitions: 6th Annual (1915). (H)
POORE, Virginia Lee Artist Member, lived in Fairbanks, Alaska. (R, 1964) (April 8, 1979 letter)
PORAY, Stanislaus (Stan) Pociecha
(1888 – 1948)
Born
of noble birth, he was surrounded by art and wealth; his father, Count
Michael Poray, was an established landscape painter in Krakow, Poland.
He lived in Moscow, Siberia, and the Orient before settling finally
in L.A. (H) (A) (B, In Memorium, Dec. 1948)
PORTANOVA,
Joseph Domenico

(1909 – 1979)
Portrait
sculptor and designer. (H) Artist Member, lived in Arcadia. (R, 1964)
PORTER,
Mardi
(n.d.)
Portrait
painter. (Exh. with the CAC in 1939.)
POTTENGER,
Mary L.
(n.d.)
(Exh.
with the CAC in 1929-31.)
POTTER, Haile S. Lived in Altadena. (R, 1964)
PRESCOTT,
Preston Lorraine
(1898 – 1988)
Sculptor;
student of Gutzon Borglum and Julia Wendt. (Exh. with the CAC in 1935-36.)
PRICE,
Lydie G. (Lydia)
An Honorary Member, Price is first mentioned with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911).
PRICE, William Henry
(1863 – 1940)
Briefly
studied with Edgar Payne; primarily self-taught. (Exh. with the CAC in the 1930’s.)
PROBST, Edith Associate Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964) (B, joined Nov. 1960)
PROBST,
Thorwald Albert

(1886 – 1948)
Probst was the
illustrator of Poems of California Missions, a book written
by his wife; his first appearance with the CAC is during their Spring 1917 Exhibit.. He opened the Beverly Hills Art Gallery in 1937. Probst passed away in Dec. 1948. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition (1917). (H) (B, Jan. 1949)
PRUE, Ruth Member. CAC Exhibitions: 1976-1995)
PURCELL, William Gray Member. (B, joined May 1932)
PURDY, Rose Artist Member, lived in Inglewood. (R, 1964)
PUSHMAN, Hovsep T.
(1877 – 1966)
Pushman studied in Constantinople, Paris, Chicago and traveled the Orient. Famous
for his still lifes of Oriental subjects, his first appearance with the CAC is during their Spring 1917 Exhibit. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition (1917). Pushman (along with Armen (his son) and Abbey Pushman) is among a group of CAC artists who gathered in Laguna Beach during 1918 for a moonlight picnic. (Santa Ana Daily Register, July 23, 1918, p.5, California Art Club Members Enjoy Moonlight Picnic on Cliffs)(H)
PUTHUFF, Hanson Duvall
(1875 – 1972)
A Charter Member of the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles, Puthuff first appears with the CAC in their exhibit at the Long Beach Public Library (July 1910). He also helped co-found the Laguna Beach AA, and for 23 years he painted billboards for Foster & Kleiser. (H) (A) CAC Exhibitions: 1st Annual Chautauqua Exhibit (1910); Building Fund Exhibition (1922); annuals.
PUTNAM, Arion
(1870 – 1949)
An Active Member of the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles (elected Oct. 5, 1909), Putnam joined the CAC sometime prior to August 7, 1910, when the club held their monthly meeting at the Putnam & Valentine Studio, No. 208 North Spring Street. Putnam workedas a photographer and also made painting trips along the coast and to the High Sierras. His landscape paintings are rare and highly accomplished. CAC Exhibitions: 3rd Annual (1912); Spring Exhibition (1917); Spring Exhibition (1919). (A)
PUTZ, Richard E. Member.(B, joined Oct. 1989)
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QUINTON,
Cornelia Bentley Sage
(1876
– 1936)
Studied
at the ASL in NYC and Buffalo and in Paris at the Ecole du Louvre.
She was the director of the Albright Museum in Buffalo, NY before
moving to San Francisco in the 1920’s. (H) (B, joined Nov. 1932, sponsored by Nelson H. Partridge, Jr.)
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RAGAR, Richard R. Artist Member, lived in Playa Del Rey. (R, 1964)
RALL,
Pearl F.
(1879
– 1971)
Drama editor for the S.F. Examiner for 21 years. (H)
RAMBEAU, Gail Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
RASH, Fred
Member. (B, joined Sept. 1954)
RASKIN, Milton Artist Member, lived in Burbank. (R, 1964)
RAU, Gloria Associate Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
RAULSTON,
Marion Estelle Churchill

(1882
– 1955)
Studied
at Pratt and Otis. (Exh. in the early CAC Annuals) Raulston passed away in Sept. 1955. (B, Oct, 1955)
RAYMOND,
Julie E.
(1859
– 1955)
She studied
with Chase at Monterey (1914) and maintained a studio in Laguna. Her first appearance with the CAC was during their 6th Annual. CAC Exhibitions: 6th Annual (1915).
READE, Roma
(1877 – 1958)
Reade was a pseudonym for Mable Kelley Aubrey; she settled in Pasadena by 1947. (H)
REARDON, Nancy Artist Member, lived in Redondo Beach. (R, 1964)
RECCHIA, Andrew Member. (B, joined May 1986)
REDMOND, Ada M.
(B, Feb. 1955)
REDMOND, Granville Richard Seymour
(1871 – 1935)
Deaf since age 3 from scarlet fever, Redmond was friends with Xavier Martinez and Elmer and Marion Wachtel. The artist had a painting studio on the set of his friend Charlie Chaplin – and Redmond can be seen playing the role of a sculptor in Chaplin’s film "City Lights". Redmond’s paintings of southern California landscapes filled with poppies and lupine beneath snow-covered peaks have become iconic images of the state and era. Although he never exhibited with the CAC and it’s unclear if he was a member, he was friends with numerous members: Redmond joined a group of CAC artists including Edgar Payne, Anna Hills, and Hovsep Pushman 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) Redmond’s good friend Chaplin reportedly sent an enormous wreath of flowers, shaped like a palette, to the painter’s funeral.(H)
REED, Hal Artist Member, lived in Sherman Oaks. (R, 1964)
REEVES, J. Mason Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964) (B, joined July 1932)
REEVES, J. Mason, Jr. Member. (B, joined Oct. and Nov. 1960)
REIFFEL, Charles
(1862-1942)
Early in his career he was a lithographer in Cincinnati, later spending six years studying in Europe. Upon his return his modern approach to painting began to attract attention. About 1921 Reiffel gave up lithography to pursue painting. In 1925 he and his wife visited San Diego and ended up staying. His California landscapes brought him national acclaim. (H) Reiffel is mentioned in "Artistwocky," printed in the Dec. 1928 issue of the CAC Bulletin.
REINHARDT, Kaffy
(1918 – 1992)
35th CAC President

The first female president of the CAC (1970-1974), she also established a short-lived gallery in Westwood for the CAC in 1971. Known for portraits and still life, she was also a popular art instructor. Kaffy died November 11, 1992. (The Feb. 1993 CAC Bulletin In Memorium article erroneously lists the date as Nov. 13.) (A) [Sources: Sarah Elizabeth and Dixie Reinhardt, daughters of the artist (via AskART.com); Who’s Who in the California Art Club, Inc.-Roster and By-Laws, 1984, 75th Anniversary Edition.]

RENSEN, Carolyn (Carol) Arrant
(c.1939 – 1940)
40th & 42nd CAC President

The daughter of Vernon and Florence Kitchens Arrant, Carol Arrant married Jules S. Rensen and practiced as an attorney in Los Angeles before becoming the 40th President of the California Art Club in August 1985. CAC President-Elect Renato Contini had just been elected in June, but passed away suddenly on July 31, 1985. After Contini’s death, Rensen assumed the mantle of President through June 1989, when Sig Vogel was elected. However, Vogel subsequently resigned in December 1989, only halfway through his term, so Rensen again presided as President Pro-Tem until the next regular elections (summer 1990). She was then re-elected and served through December 1990. Her work includes still life, portraits and paintings of animals. Rensen passed away on May 26, 2010 in Knoxville, TN at the age of 71. (R) (Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201, June 4, 2010http://www.bayou.com/~suelynn/genweb/obits2010/obitsjun10.html (accessed Dec. 6, 2010)

REYNOLDS, George Westfall
(1887 – 1966)
Painter. Born in Dyersville, IA on April 10, 1887. Reynolds established a dentist office in Minneapolis in 1911. A veteran of WWI, he often spent long periods of each year in southern California. He studied painting there at the Scripps Institute under Henry McFee and privately with Otto Schneider. He had a home in Los Angeles during the 1920s and by the late 1930s had a studio in San Diego’s Balboa Park. Reynolds died in La Jolla, CA on Jan. 31, 1966. CAC Exhibitions: 7th Annual (1916).
RHEINSCHILD, Hazel Willa Allard
(1901-1988)
Landscape painter. Born in Idaho on August 19, 1901. By the 1930’s Ms.
Rheinschild had moved to southern California. A long-time resident
of Laguna Hills, she died there on June 5, 1988. (H) (A) Artist Member, lived in Studio City. (R, 1964)
RHODUS, Lillian Artist Member, lived in Woodland Hills. (R, 1964) Rhodus passed away sometime in early 1988. (B, Apr. 1988)
RICH, John Hubbard
(1876
– 1954)

18th CAC President
Hubbard began his career in art as an illustrator for the Minneapolis Times. He joined the CAC as an Active Member at their second monthly meeting on February 5, 1910 at Franz Bischoff’s house. (H) (A) His wife Helen Rich passed away Nov. 13, 1951. (B, Dec. 1951) Rich passed away Mar. 29, 1954. (B, Apr. 1954) CAC Exhibitions: 1st Annual Chautauqua Exhibit (1910); Building Fund Exhibition (1922).
RICH, Helen (Mrs. John Hubbard)
(d. 1951)
Wife of Pres. Rich, she passed away on November 13, 1951. (B, Dec. 1951) Pres. Paval awarded Honorary Life Memberships to the wives of the first 20 CAC Presidents. (B, Aug. 1955)
RICHMOND, Gaylord D.
(1903-1997)
Honorary Member. Born in Milan, MO on March 23 1903. Richmond studied with E. Roscoe Shrader at the Otis Art Institute, Edwin C. Taylor and Eugene Savage at Yale University where he received his master’s degree in 1942. He taught art at Yale until 1946 and then went into radar work for General Electric. He was director of the Otis Art Institute during 1947-52. He taught at Arizona State University during 1976-77. He later lived in Palm Springs and Seal Beach before his death in Los Alamitos, CA on Oct. 8, 1997. CAC Exhibitions: Hollyhock House Opening Exhibition (1927). (R, 1964) (H) (B, joined Sept. 1954)
RIDER,
Arthur Grover
(1886
– 1975)
Painted
for the Chicago Lyric Opera and the London Opera; befriended and painted
with Joaquin Sorolla. (Exh. with the CAC in 1940, 1st prize.) (H)
RITSCHEL,
William Frederick
(1864
– 1949)
An Active
Member, Ritschel first appears with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. His
paintings of the sea earned him international acclaim and in 1914
he was elected a member of the National Academy. He built a castle-like
stone house in Carmel, and old timers on the Monterey Peninsula remember
him dressed in a flowered sarong and painting high up on a cliff surrounded
by cypress, with his brushes and easel. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911); 13th Annual, Building Fund Exhibition (1922). (A)
ROACHE,
Don

(d. 1992)
Active
member of the CAC during the 1970’s-1980’s. He died on October 13,
1992. (A) (B, Nov. 1992)
ROACHE, Jeanne Member. (B, joined May 1989)
ROBERTS, Walter J. Honorary
Life Member. The only other British artist besides Winston Churchill
to be made an Honorary Life Member of the CAC, he worked and exhibited
primarily in watercolor in both the U.S. and England. (Listed as living,
at age 82, in South Cheshire, England; Vol.99 No.5, May 1990 CAC
Bulletin
) Wife Pat.
ROBINSON, Mrs. E. Member. (B, joined Oct. 1960)
ROBINSON,
Irene Margaret Bowen
(1891 – 1973)
A
student of John F. Carlson, she also attended classes at Otis and
Chouinard. As well as painting, she also illustrated children’s books. CAC Exhibitions: Hollyhock House Opening Exhibition (1927).
(Exh. with the CAC 1924 – 36, prizes [early annuals].) (H) (A)
ROBINSON, Mrs. L. A.
(d. 1950)
Member, she passed away Aug. 2, 1950. (B, Oct. 1950)
ROBISON, Myrtis Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
ROGERMAN, Gertrude Exhibited in 46th and 50th CAC Annuals. (A)
ROGERS, Charles Albert
(1848 – 1918)
An Active and Honorary Member, Rogers is first mentioned with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. He lost 150 works in the 1906 earthquake in S.F., and then moved to L.A. to exhibit at the Blanchard and Daniell Galleries. Rogers was also
a member of the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911). (H) (A)
ROLLINS, Warren Eliphalet
(1861 – 1962)
An Active Member, Rollins first appears with the CAC in their 3rd Annual Exhibition. He lived in OR and WA and the Southwest, painting the Hopi, Crow and Blackfeet tribes, before moving to Pasadena in 1910. CAC Exhibitions: 3rd Annual (1912). (H)
ROMAN, Mrs. Stella (Vipale) Artist Member, lived in Hollywood. (R, 1964)
ROOD, Mary Artist Member, lived in Sherman Oaks. (R, 1964)
ROSE, Guy Orlando
(1867 – 1925)
Studied
with Claude Monet at Giverny. The city of Rosemead, CA and Rosemead
Blvd. there are named after the Rose family ranch. His father L.B.J.
Rose was California’s first state senator. Rose first appears with the CAC during their 6th Annual. CAC Exhibitions: 6th Annual (1915); Building Fund Exhibition (1922); Annuals. (H)
ROSE, Pauline B. Member. (B, joined Nov. 1960)
ROSEN, R. Leslie Artist Member, lived in Hollywood. (R, 1964)
ROSENTHAL, Doris Patty
(1889 – 1971)
Born in Riverside, CA on July 10, 1889. Rosenthal was a pupil of Bellows and Sloan at the ASL in NYC, and a graduate of Columbia University and L. A. Teachers College. She was active in L. A. during 1915-1925 and then moved to NY. She later lived in Norwalk, CT and in Oaxaca, Mexico where she died on Nov. 26, 1971. She was the wife of  Jacob “Jack” Charash. Her subjects include landscapes, Southwest genre, and ethnic studies. CAC Exhibitions: 7th Annual (1916).
ROPP, Marie Patron Member, lived in Desert Hot Springs. (R, 1964)
ROSS, Kenneth Honorary Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964) [Director, L.A. Municipal Art Dept.]
ROWLAND, Earl Warford
(1890 – 1963)
Born in Trinidad, CO. Rowland studied at the AIC (1910) under Dudley Crafts Watson and the School of Industrial Art in Los Angeles. After serving in the Army in WWI, he returned to Los Angeles and became active in the local art scene. During the 1930s he settled in Stockton, CA where he was a member of the art faculty at the College of the Pacific. From 1937 until his death on Aug. 8, 1963 Rowland taught and served as director of the Haggin Art Gallery. His early works are mostly landscapes; whereas, he later painted still lifes and seascapes. Rowland served on the Painting Jury (1931) and as CAC Treasurer (1931-32). CAC Exhibitions: 20th Annual (1929), 21st Annual (1930), 22nd Annual (1931), 24th Annual (1933). (H)
ROYER, Anne M. Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. She also served as (Recording) Secretary for the CAC in the mid- to late 1980’s. (R, 1964)
ROZAIRE, Arthur D. Member. CAC Exhibitions: An Exhibition of the California Art Club of Los Angeles (1921, San Diego). (R, 1964)
RUNGIUS, Carl Clemens Moritz
(1869-1959)
Born near Berlin, Rungius became one of America’s most noted wildlife artists, usually working in plein air or directly from nature.  He was a hunter of big game from childhood, and eventually his lifestyle merged with his art as he used his hunting trophies to paint from in the studio. He studied at the Berlin School of Art, the Academy of Fine Arts, and the School of Applied Arts, and one of his teachers was Paul Meyerheim. In 1894 he settled in NYC and worked as an illustrator; though by 1913, was elected an Associate Member of the National Academy of Design.  He became a full member in 1920. He built a summer studio home, “The Paintbox” in Banff, Alberta in 1922, and Theodore Roosevelt became a great admirer and collector of his work, known for rugged mountain landscapes and wildlife. The artist died in NYC. CAC Exhibitions: 29th Annual (1938). Peter Hassrick, Drawn to Yellowstone. (H)
RUPP, Delbert O. Associate Member, lived in Glendale. (R, 1964)
RUSSELL, Margaret S. Member. (B, joined Oct. 1960)
RUTHRAUFF, Frederic G. Member. Passed away Feb. 1932 in Ogden, UT. (B)
RYMAN,
Herbert Dickens
(1910
– 1989)

30th CAC President
With his sister, Lucille Carroll, formed the Ryman Carroll Foundation,
a program to give free, high-quality art instructions to talent high
school students. During 1938-41 he was an instructor at Chouinard.
(H) Honorary Artist, lived in Van Nuys. (R, 1964) (B, passing, June 1989)
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SABAS, Anton S. Associate Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
SACKS,
Joseph
(1887 – 1973)
A
student of Anschutz and Chase in Philadelphia, he won considerable
fame there as a portraitist during the 1910’s. He moved to Calif.
during the 1920’s and lived in S.F. and Altadena. (Exh. with the CAC) (H)
SAMMANN,
Detlef

(1857 – 1938)
An Active
Member, Sammann first appears with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. Sammann worked
as a fresco painter and apprenticed to Wilhelm Ritter in Dresden.
After San Diego and San Francisco, he moved to Pasadena and painted
frescoes in local residences, examples of German Rococo. Athough he
spent most of his years in California, he returned to Dresden
in 1921 after the war. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911). (H)
SAMPLE,
Paul Starrett

(1896 – 1974)
12th CAC President
At
Dartmouth College he was an intercollegiate boxing champion, and after
graduating became interested in art while recuperating from tuberculosis.
He taught at USC from 1926-36. (Exh. with the CAC in 1930, prize.)
(H) Honorary Artist, c/o Dartmouth University, Hanover, NJ. (R, 1964)
SAMPLE, Pearl Starrett CAC Exhibitions: California Art Exhibit (1928, Bullock’s).
SAMPLE, Mrs. Paul Starrett
(n.d.)
Pres. Paval awarded Honorary Life Memberships to the wives of the first 20 CAC Presidents. (B, Aug. 1955)
SANDFORD,
Frank Leslie

(1891 – 1977)
25th CAC President
Born on Oct. 27, 1891 (Celebrated 65th birthday on same date, 1956). Student
of J. Francis Smith and Frank T. Chamberlin. Worked as a scenic artist
and art director for MGM Studios for over 20 years. Honorary Artist, lived in Pasadena. (R, 1964) He also served as first vice president and Exhibition Chairman under President Paval. (Autobiography of a Hollywood Artist, by Philip Paval, p.196) Sandford passed away in Oct. 1977. (B, Nov. 1977)
SANDFORD, Stella (Mrs. Frank L.) Honorary Member, lived in Pasadena. (R, 1964)
SANFORD, Gloria
(d. 1950)
Member, she passed away Jan. 31, 1950. (B, Feb. 1950)
SCHAEFER, Dr. John H. Associate Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
SCHAETZEL, May Conley Member (B, joined Aug. 1942)
SCHLOAT,
Gabriel Warren
(1914 – 2000)
An
animator and story editor for Disney, he was also in the Navy, wrote
and illustrated 22 children’s books, and founded an educational publishing
company. (Exh. with the CAC 1930.) (H)
SCHMIT, Dorothy Artist Member, lived in Arcadia. (R, 1964) (B, joined Nov. 1960)
SCHUSTER,
Donna Norine

(1883 – 1953)

Born in Milwaukee, WI, Schuster was a student of Tarbell and Benson and painted with Chase in Belgium (1912). She settled in L.A. in 1913 and taught at Otis Art Institute during the decade. She earned a silver medal for watercolor there, which was shown at the Los Angeles Museum of History, Science and Art in 1914. She painted with Chase again during his summer class in Carmel. During the fall of 1914 she worked on a series of watercolor sketches of the construction of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Her first appearance with the CAC is during their 6th Annual. A spinster, she built a home on Glendower Avenue in 1923, overlooking Griffith Park; the home was destroyed by a brush fire on December 27 (or 28? Jan. 1954 CAC Bulletin) 1953, trapping her inside where she had gone to rescue her dog. Her earlier work shows influences of Monet, Cezanne and Chase, but she experimented with Cubism and Abstract Expressionism in later years after studying with Stanton MacDonald-Wright. CAC Exhibitions (at the L.A. Co. Museum of Art): 6th Annual (1915); 7th Annual (1916); 8th Annual, Spring Exhibit (1917); 9th Annual, Spring Exhibit (1918); Spring Exhibit(1919); 11th Annual (1920); 12th Annual (1921); 13th Annual (1922); 14th Annual (1923); 15th Annual (1924); 16th Annual (1925); 17th Annual (1926); 18th Annual (1927); 19th Annual (1928); 20th Annual (1929); 21st Annual (1930); 22nd Annual (1931); 24th Annual (1933); 25th Annual (1934); 26th Annual (1935); 27th Annual (1936); 28th Annual (1937); 29th Annual (1938). (H)

SCHWANKOVSKY,
JR. , Frederick John de St. Vrain

(1885 – 1974)
He
was head of the art department at Manual Arts High School in L.A.
from 1919-47, where Jackson Pollock became a student of his. (H)
SCHWARTZ, Harold Member, listed on the Members of Art Committee-Sculpture. (B, Jan.-Feb. 1926)
SCHWARTZ, Ruby Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
SCOFIELD, Edna Mae
(1879 – 1956)
Born in Ripon, WI on July 20, 1879, Scofield studied at the AIC and with sculptor Daniel C. French. About 1908 she settled in San Diego and became active in the local art scene. During this period she studied in Los Angeles with Julia Wendt for three years. By 1919 she was an assistant with the San Diego Museum and a teacher at the State Normal School (now California State University). In 1919 she wed Odd Halseth who served with his wife as curator of the San Diego Museum Art Gallery. Upon settling in Phoenix, AZ in 1927, she helped organize the Art Guild. The Halseths served as curators-archaeologists for the Heard Museum and the City of Phoenix. She died there on July 13, 1956. Scofield first appears with the CAC in their 7th Annual Exhibition. CAC Exhibitions: 7th Annual (1916). Other exhibitions: 1914-19; Panama-Calif. Int’l Expo (San Diego), 1915 (silver, gold medals); Calif. Liberty Fair, 1918; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1922; Museum of NM, 1923. (H)
SCOTT, Benton Francis
(1907 – 1983)
19th CAC President
Studied
with Will Foster and at the Academies Julian and Chaumiere. Lifelong
resident of Los Angeles. (H) Honorary Artist, lived in North Hollywood. (R, 1964)
SCOTT, Mrs. Benton
(n.d.)
Pres. Paval awarded Honorary Life Memberships to the wives of the first 20 CAC Presidents. (B, Aug. 1955)
SCOTT, Clyde Eugene
(1884-1959)
Landscape painter, illustrator. Born in Bedford, IA on Jan. 24, 1884. Scott studied at the Boston Art School and with Richard Andrews, Edward Kingsbury, and E. Felton Brown. From 1910 he worked in S.F. for the Commercial Art Co. while living across the bay in Mill Valley. Settling in Los Angeles about 1930, he was a special-effects artist at 20th Century Fox Studios from 1933 until retirement in 1950. Scott shared a studio with Dean Cornwell on Artist’s Alley in Alhambra and was also good friends with Norman Rockwell. He died in Los Angeles on Oct. 6, 1959, survived by his wife Eva. His works include desert landscapes painted around Palm Springs. (H) (Mary Jarrett, Foreward, Who’s Who in the California Art Club, Inc., Roster and By-Laws, 1984, 75th Anniversary Edition) (B, Nov. 1959)
SCOTT, Edith Honorary Member, lived in North Hollywood. (R, 1964)
SCOTT, Helena Member. (B, joined Mar. 1988)
SCRATCH, Patty Artist Member, lived in Hollywood. (R, 1964) (B, joined Jan. 1961)
SEELEY, John Member, lived in Culver City. (wife Dr. Grayce Ransom Seeley) (letter)
SEELY,
Walter Fredrick

(1886 – 1959)
26th CAC President
He
settled in Los Angeles around 1930 and was a student of Jack W. Smith
and Otis. Seely passed away on July 14, 1959. (H) (B, Summer 1959)
SELETZ, Dr. Emil Dr. Emil Seletz graduated from the University of Chicago and Temple Medical School. In 1928 he settled in Los Angeles and became a successful neurosurgeon, as well as artist, author, sculptor, and professor of neurological surgery at the USC School of Medicine from 1950-62. A CAC Artist Member, he was made a Fellow of the American Institute of Fine Arts along with CAC President Jose Drudis-Biada and Walter A. Bailey. (Herald Examiner, no date)
SESSIONS, Lester H. Patron Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964) (B, joined Oct. 1960)
SESSIONS, Adeline (Mrs. Lester H.) Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964) She passed away Oct. 1977. (B, Nov. 1977)
SEXTON, Carter Patron Member, lived in North Hollywood. (R, 1964)
SEYARTO,
Judith Clement

(1906 – 1996)
A
resident of Los Angeles by 1924, she studied at Otis Art Institute.
(Exh. with the CAC 1930-31.) (B, joined Feb. 1930, listed as a "crafts member") (H) (M)
SEYMOUR, G. Athol Artist Member, lived in Camarillo. (R, 1964)
SHARP,
Joseph Henry

(1859 – 1953)
Sharp was elected as an Active
Member of the CAC by June 18, 1911. He lived in Pasadena, painted in Montana and Taos, and also
had a studio at the latter city opposite Kit Carson’s. He is famous
for his works of Indians, especially by firelight. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911); 4th Annual (1913). (H) (LAT)
SHARP,
Louis Hovey

(1874 – 1946)
He
kept studios in both Pasadena and Taos, and painted often in the Grand
Canyon. His first appearance with the club was in the 6th Annual. CAC Exhibitions: 6th Annual (1915). (H)
SHARP,
William Alexander

(1864 – 1944)
An Associate Member, Sharp first appears with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. Taught in FL, D.C., and at Occidental College; and designed the stained glass windows in the Mission Inn in Riverside. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911). (H)
SHARPE, Gyda Honorary Member, lived in Hollywood. (R, 1964)
SHAW,
Sidney Dale
[also Sydney]
(1879 – 1946)
An Associate
Member, Shaw first appears with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. Studied in NYC and Paris.CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911).
SHEAR,
Fera Ellen Webber

(1893 – 1974)
Her
works consist of portraits and still lifes in oil, while her later
works were primarily watercolors of historic California buildings.
(H)
SHEETS,
Millard Owen

(1907 – 1989)
Studied
and taught in So. California before building his dream home "Barking
Rocks" in Gualala. He designed the L.A. County Seal, painted
over 100 murals and designed a number of buildings throughout California. Sheets was also a crucial part of the Siqueiros fresco painters working at Chouinard in 1932. (H) (B, [re]joined Sept. 1954)
SHIVELEY, Douglass (B, joined Mar. 1932)
SHORE, Henrietta Mary
(1880 – 1963)
The
only private pupil of John Singer Sargent, Shore first appears with the CAC in their 6th Annual. CAC Exhibitions: 6th Annual (1915)>. (H)
SHRADER, Edwin Roscoe
(1878 – 1960)
8th, 10th, and 14th CAC President

He
studied with Wm. L. Judson and Howard Pyle, and was also an accomplished
cellist. Shrader first appears with the CAC in their Spring 1918 Exhibit. A three-time CAC President before becoming the Dean of Otis, Shrader was heavily involved in many facets of the club as well as with the City of L.A. He passed away on Jan. 18, 1960. (B, Feb. 1960) (H) (Full bio and exhibition list here.) CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition (1918); Building Fund Exhibition (1922).

SHRADER, Elizabeth (Mrs. E. Roscoe)

(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 La Cañada. (R, 1964)
SHRADER, John Honorary Life Member, lived in La Cañada. Son of Edwin Roscoe Shrader and Elizabeth Shrader. (July 13, 1998 letter)
SHREVES, Don
(1918-1993)
Born on June 15, 1918, Don Shreves received his most important art training in L.A. with Lawrence Murphy, Will Foster, Herbert Jepson, Rico Lebrun, Robert Frame and Sergei Bongart. He also studied in Denver and Chicago and attended workshops at the Grande Chaumier in Paris and the Instituto in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico. During a stint with the military in his 20s, Shreves was paralyzed from the waist down after complications from a spinal tap operation. He received a settlement which enabled him to buy a house on stilts in Silverlake, CA and paint for his own pleasure for the rest of his life. Don considered the area of Guadalajara to be most ideal for painting so he returned on four separate occasions using the city as his home base while he filmed, sketched and painted. In 1961 Rex Brandt awarded Shreves the top prize in a Fallbrook competition. In 1963 juror Burt Procter awarded Shreves the Directors’ Golden Palette Award resulting in the unprecedented publicity of having his painting re-created on the stage of the Pageant of the Masters at Laguna’s Irvine Bowl. Subsequently he was presented a life membership at the Laguna Beach Art Museum where he often exhibited. He exhibited at Austin Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona. Collectors of Shreves’s paintings include Amanda Blake of “Gunsmoke” fame and Johnny Mercer, the noted songwriter. He didn’t like to sell his paintings and had them displayed all over his house, floor to ceiling. He would pay models to pose for him and sometimes people would offer to sit for him just to be painted by him. He did not sign or date many of his works, primarily inscribing only his initials.
Shreve was an Active member of the CAC during the 1970s-1980s. He died on August 29, 1993 and is survived by his brother Rollie Shreves.(A)
SHULGOLD, William
(1897-1989)
CAC Exhibitions: 35th Annual (1944, award).
SIBONI, Emma CAC Exhibitions: California Art Exhibit (1928, Bullock’s).
SIDER, Deno Artist Member, lived in Hollywood. (R, 1964)
SIETSEMA, Elwin M. Sietsema was awarded first prize in one of two photographic sections (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).
SILHAVY, Josef Artist Member, lived in Sherman Oaks. (R, 1964)
SIMONE, Edgardo
(d. 1948)
Sculptor Member, married to pianist Radie Britain. Simone died in Dec. 1948. Another sculptor and CAC Member, Henry van Wolf, created the Edgardo Simone Memorial Medal, awarded at the 1951 CAC Spring Show at the Greek Theater. (Meetings and Demos: Nov. 1943; Feb. 1947) (B, Jan. 1949; Medal – Oct. 1950, Mar., Apr. 1951). CAC Exhibitions: 35th Annual (1944, award).
SILVA, William Posey
(1859-1948)
Painter. Born in Savannah, GA on Oct. 23. A prosperous merchant, he was nearly 50 years old when he began his art career. In 1907 he retired from business and sailed for Paris to study at the Academie Julian under Laurens and Royers, and with Chauncey Ryder. His first solo exhibition was held in Paris in 1909 at the Georges Petit Gallery, recognition came quickly and he held several other exhibitions around Europe. Settling in Carmel, CA in 1913, he built a studio in the local sand dunes and became well-known during his 35 years there. Silva first appears with the CAC in their Spring Exhibition of 1914. He died on Feb. 10, 1948. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibit (1914). (H) (A)
SILVER, Edith (Mrs. A. Morgan) Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964) (B, joined Apr. 1957)
SINNOTT, Dr. Mary Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
SKOGLUND, Betty Artist Member, lived in Burbank. (R, 1964)
SLAVIN, Estelle Associate Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
SMILEY, Ralph J. Artist Member, lived in Hollywood. (R, 1964)
SMITH, Charles L. A. CAC Exhibitions: California Art Exhibit (1928, Bullock’s).
SMITH, Ernest Browning
(1866 – 1951)
An
early Active member (his first club appearance was during the 6th Annual), he was self-taught in the media of watercolor and oil.
He was also an accomplished musician and played french horn with the
L. A. Symphony Orchestra. CAC Exhibitions: 6th Annual (1915); Building Fund Exhibition (1922); California Art Exhibit (1928, Bullock’s). (H)
SMITH, Frederick Carl
(1868
– 1955)
A
founding member of the Laguna Beach AA, he was primarily a portrait
painter. Smith first appears with the CAC in their Spring 1918 Exhibit. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition (1918); Building Fund Exhibition (1922); California Art Exhibit (1928, Bullock’s). (H)
SMITH,
Jack Wilkinson

(1873 – 1949)
6th CAC President

An Active Member of the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles (elected April 7, 1908), Smith first appears with the CAC during their exhibit at the Long Beach Public Library (July 1910). He lived on "Artists Alley" in Alhambra with neighbors Frank Tenney Johnson, Eli Harvey and (during a few summers) Norman Rockwell; Clyde Forsythe lived nearby. (It appears that Jack Smith previously went by John Smith; the original roster of the Painters’ Club appears to have been originally written as "John," and then overwritten as "Jack;" this earlier name is also used in the July 1910 CAC Exhibit in Long Beach. Beginning in 1911 with the 1st Annual Exhibition, it changes back to Jack.) Known for his paintings of the High Sierras in California. Smith passed away in Monterey Park, CA on Jan. 8, 1949. (B, In Memorium, Jan. 1949). CAC Exhibitions: 1st Annual Chautauqua Exhibit (1910); 1st Annual (1911); Building Fund Exhibition (1922); annuals.

SMITH, Mrs. Jack Wilkinson
(n.d.)
Pres. Paval awarded Honorary Life Memberships to the wives of the first 20 CAC Presidents (B, Aug. 1955)
SMITH, John Francis
(1868 – 1941)
Studied
under Boulanger, Lefebvre, Constant and Gregori. Owned and operated
the School of Illustration & Painting, and taught at the California
Institute of Art. (H)
SMITH, Ruth V. Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
SMITH, Walter H. Smith was awarded first prize in cartooning (along with a year of membership with the CAC) at the First Annual G.I. Art Exhibit in Los Angeles. CAC Exhibitions: First Annual G.I. Exhibit (1946).
SMITHSON, Shirl
(d. 1999)
Member, lived in Illinois. Founder and First President of the Oil Painters of America. She received the CAC’s "Woman of the Year Award" in 1996. [The second one ever awarded, the first being Joan Irvine Smith.] (CAC Newsletter, Oct. 1999)
SOPER, James Hamlin Gardner
(1877-1939)
Born in Flint, MI, Soper lived in New York until 1925 when he settled in Los Angeles. He painted portrait commissions and exhibited locally until his death in 1939. (Exh. in CAC Annuals 1928-29.) (A) Soper is mentioned in "Artistwocky," from the Dec. 1928 issue of the CAC Bulletin. CAC Exhibitions: Hollyhock House Opening Exhibition (1927).
SOWERS, Pauline Associate Member. (B, joined Feb. 1931)
SOYER, B. D. Active Member. Painter, lived in Burbank. (B, Aug. 1955)
SPENCE, Betty E. Associate Member, lived in Glendale. (R, 1964)
SPENSLEY, Dorothy Patron Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
SPERRY, Ralph Artist Member, lived in Glendale. (R, 1964)
SPRAGUE, Ellen Member. (B, joined Dec. 1985) (Same person as Helen Sprague?)
SPRAGUE, Frederick L. Member. (B, joined Apr. 1947)
SPRAGUE, Helen Associate Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964) (B, joined Oct. 1960)
SPRENKLE,
Arthur George

(1881 – 1940)
Painter,
etcher. Sprenkle studied at the Pennsylvania Museum School of Industrial
Art; while living in L.A. in the 1930’s, he taught at the Chouinard
Art School. (Exh. in the 27th, 28th, and 29th CAC Annuals.) (H) (A)
SPURLIN, David
(1923 – 2009)
Born July 25, 1923 in Los Angeles, Spurlin was an Artist member of the CAC as well as a member of the San Gabriel Fine Arts Association and the Pasadena Society of Artists. His education included Occidental College, Pasadena City College, Chouinard Art Institute, Art Center College of Design as well as individual instruction from Sam Myde Harris, Frode Dann, Herb Fuhrmann and Phil Daves. Spurlin passed away December 30, 2009. Website and bio (Obit – Long Beach Press-Telegram; Pasadena Star-News, Jan. 8 – 9, 2010)
STACY, Anna Lee
(-1943)
Member. Stacy studied and lived for many years in Paris, and in later years with her husband John Stacy, was very active in Chicago art circles. Her will bequeathed her entire collection of paintings to the Pasadena Board of Education and her estate was set up to help Pasadena arts students with tuition. (B, April 1943)
STACY, John Member, husband of Anna Lee Stacy. He passed away before she did. (B, April 1943)
STANCLIFF, Mildred R. Member (B, joined Aug. 1932)
STANSON, George Curtin See: STOJANA, Gjura
STARK, Jack Gage
(1882 – 1950)
An Active
Member, Stark first appears with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. Studied in Paris for seven years. Moved to NM and exhibited
in L.A. before moving to Santa Monica. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911). (H)
ST. CLAIR, Norman
(1863 – 1912)
St. Clair joined the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles on June 2, 1906; he later requested to resign his Active Membership, and was changed to Associate Member on October 28, 1909. St. Clair was voted an Honorary Member of the PC on October 5, 1909. He was later an Honorary Member of the CAC, first mentioned with the group in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. Living along Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco, he painted regularly in Laguna Beach and is considered along with George Garnder Symons to be one of the first artists working in that community. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911). (H)
STEELE, Ora Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
STEERE, Lora Woodhead
(1888 – 1984)
Sculptor. Born in Los Angeles, CA on May 13, 1888. Lora Woodhead was a student at USC, a graduate of Stanford University (1911), and received an M.A. degree from George Washington University (1927). In 1914, she married Major Thomas Steere. She studied sculpture in Berlin with Toft, Bela Pratt at Boston Museum School of Art, Leo Lentelli and Ralph Stackpole at CSFA, and with Florence Wyle in Toronto, Canada. Mrs. Steere taught sculpture in Los Angeles high schools and was active in the local art scene into the 1960s. She died in Riverside, CA on June 17, 1984. Her media included both bronze and marble. Member: Calif. Art Club, San Diego Art Guild, Southern Calif. Sculptors Guild, Artland Club (LA). Exh: SFAA, 1924; Mission Gallery (Riverside), 1933 (solo). In: Keller School of Dramatic Arts (Glendale); LACMA; David Starr Jordan High School (bas relief); Bovard Hall, USC; Doheny Library (LA); Orange Co. (CA) Museum; Stanford Univ. CAC Exhibitions: 12th Annual (1921); 13th Annual (1922): 14th Annual (1923); 15th Annual (1924); 17th Annual (1926); 20th Annual (1929); 21st Annual (1930); 22nd Annual (1931). (H)
STEPHEY, Eva Lee
(1866-1943)
Born in McComb County, IL on Dec. 6, 1866. Stephey moved to Los Angeles in 1907 and lived there until her death on Nov. 24, 1943. Exh: Calif. Art Club; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1929-31.. (H)
STEVENS, Paul
(d. 1951)
Member. (B, Sept. 1951)
STEWART, Albert CAC Exhibitions: An Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture by Fifty Members of the CAC (1944).
STEWART, Barbara Lyn Raymond
(1941 – 2000)

Joined the CAC November 5, 1993 as an Artist Member. Primarily self-taught. She passed away March 31, 2000. (In Memorium, CAC Newsletter, Summer 2000)
STOJANA, Gjura
(1885 – 1974)
Painter, muralist, sculptor. Born in Brisout, France on April 2, 1885. Stojana was educated in Europe and the Orient. After arriving in America in 1901, he adopted the name George Curtin Stanson which he used until 1929 when he had it legally changed back to Stojana (He used "Stanson" when exhibiting with the CAC.) During 1908-09 he studied in San Francisco at the Institute of Art and then worked in the art department of The Chronicle. In 1918 he moved to Los Angeles where he exhibited locally and had a studio-home. Stojana first appeared with the CAC in their Spring Exhibit of 1917. Stojana 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) Throughout his career he divided his time between Los Angeles and Santa Fe, NM. Stojana died in Los Angeles on Sept. 16, 1974. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibit, 8th Annual (1917); Spring Exhibit, 9th Annual (1918), Spring Exhibit (1919). (H)
STONE, Leslie M. Artist Member, lived in San Pedro. (R, 1964)
STRICKLER, Peter Member. (B, joined Apr. 1960)
STRISIK, Paul, N.A.
(1918 – 1998)
Born April 21, 1918 in New York. He studied with Frank Vincent Dumond at the Art Students League (NYC). Joined the CAC in Jan. 1996 as an Out-of-State Artist Member, lived in Rockport, Maine. He Passed away July 22, 1998 at the age of 80. (In Memorium, CAC Newsletter, Oct. 1998)
STUART,
Beatrice

(1917 – 2003)

Her fine art training began in fashion design on scholarship at
the American Academy of Art in Chicago and at Northwestern University.
In CA she continued her art education at UCLA, Otis Art
Institute, and Chouinard Art Institute where she was granted a
scholarship. A Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society
where she served twice as an elected Board Member, and a Signature
Member of the California Art Club, where she received the Gold
Medal for Still Life in 1995. Museum exhibitions include the Frye
Art Museum (Seattle, Washington); the Carnegie Art Museum and
the Pasadena Historical Museum in California. Selected exhibitions
include the National Academy of Design (New York City), Academy
of Arts (Oahu, Hawaii), Scottsdale Artists’ School (Arizona),
California State University at Chico, the Municipal Art Gallery
of the City of Los Angeles, California.
~ Tirage Art Gallery

SULLIVAN, Denise P. Member. (B, joined Oct. 1986)
SUMNER, Roma Associate Member, lived in Simi Valley. (letter)
SUNDASKY, Samuel Sundasky was awarded first prize in watercolor for "Carnival" (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).
SUTCLIFF, Edna May
(d. 1951)
Member, she passed away on Mar. 9, 1951. (B, Apr. 1951)
SUTTER, Joseph A. Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
SWEET, Frances A. Associate Member, lived in Tujunga. (R, 1964)
SWINNERTON, James Guilford
(1875-1974)
Honorary Life Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964) He was presented with Honorary Life Membership to the CAC and a medal of honor by President Paval, and was also a member of the Bohemian Club in S.F. (Autobiography of a Hollywood Artist, by Philip Paval, p.195) (B, Oct. 1954) Swinnerton was honored by the CAC on his 84th birthday on Oct. 2, 1959. (B, Sept. 1959)
SYMONS,
George Gardner

(1861 – 1930)
Symons became
friends with William Wendt at the Art Institute of Chicago and later maintained
a studio in Laguna Beach (Symons is credited with founding the art colony of Laguna). Symons had been elected as an Active
Member of the CAC by June 18, 1911. (Antony Anderson, Los Angeles Times, June 18, 1911). CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911); 1914-21.) (H) (LAT)
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TAGGART, Richard Thompson
(1904-1989)

First Vice President of the CAC (c.1939-40). Painter. Born in Indianapolis, IN on May 11, 1904. Taggart began his art studies in Indiana under Paul Hadley. He moved to California in 1919 and further studied with Jean Mannheim, Alson S. Clark, and at the Stickney Art Institute. After four years in Sierra Madre, he settled in Altadena and remained there until his demise on July 17, 1989. (CAC Archives)
TALBOT, Hattie C. Member. CAC Exhibitions: Hollyhock House Opening Exhibition (1927).
TANBERG, Ella Hotelling CAC Exhibitions: California Art Exhibit (1928, Bullock’s).
TANNER, Albertine Pedleton Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
TAW, Linda Peschelt  
TAYLOR, Jermaine L. Associate Member, lived in Anaheim. (R, 1964)
TAYLOR, Margaret L. (C.?)
(1883 – 1972)
An Active
member, Taylor first appears with the CAC in the 1912 Blanchard Exhibition. She studied with Duveneck and moved to L.A. in 1911, exhibiting locally. CAC Exhibitions: Blanchard Exhibition (1912); 3rd Annual (1912).
TAYLOR, Marian L. Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
TAYLOR, Virginia Artist Member, lived in North Hollywood. (R, 1964)
THAXTON, Helen Associate Member, lived in Temple City. (R, 1964)
TEW, Marguerite [Margaret] Rose
(1885-1975)
Active Member, listed on the Members of Art Committee-Sculpture. (B, Jan.-Feb. 1926). Born in Magdalena, NM on Jan. 6, 1885. Tew studied at the Pennsylvania School of Industrial Art and the PAFA where she was awarded a traveling scholarship. By 1917 she had settled in Los Angeles where she was soon hired as a staff artist at the Southwest Museum. Tew first appears with the CAC in their Spring Exhibit of 1917. In 1929 she married John W. Bury and taught in Los Angeles public schools until retirement in 1948. She died in Lynwood, CA on July 16, 1975. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition (1917). (H)
THOMAS, Georgia Seaver Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
THOMPSON,
Hannah

(1888 – ?)
A painter,
she first appears with the CAC during their Spring 1918 Exhibit. She was also a member of the California Society of Printmakers. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition (1918).
THOMPSON, Leonard B. Thompson was awarded first prize in leatherwork (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).
THOMPSON, Ludie W. Associate Member, lived in Hollywood. (R, 1964)
THURSTON, Jane Lee McDuffie
(1887 – 1967)
Studying
at the National Park Seminary, the AIC, and with Richard Miller and
Jean Mannheim, she settled in Pasadena in 1917. In 1923 she married
Carl Thurston, an author. Thurston is mentioned in "Artistwocky," from the Dec. 1928 issue of the CAC Bulletin. CAC Exhibitions: Hollyhock House Opening Exhibition (1927). (Exh. with the CAC 1925-28, 1934, 1937.) (H) (M) (A)
THURSTON, Dr. Mabel
(d. 1951)
Member, she passed away on Jan. 20, 1951. (B, Feb. 1951)
THWING, John Franklin
(1867 – 1944)
An Associate Member, Thwing first appears with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. Commercial artist and architect. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911).
TIFT, William Tift was awarded first prize in illustration (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).
TINGLE, Minnie May Orewyler
(1874 – 1926)
An
accomplished pianist and poet as well as a painter. She painted a
set of all the Calif. missions which were exhibited at LACMA in 1925
and then donated to the museum.
TITUS, Aime Baxter
(1883-1941)
Titus first appears with the CAC in their Annual Exhibition of 1914. CAC Exhibitions: 5th Annual (1914).
TOIGO, Dan Artist Member, Lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964) (A)
TOWNER, Xarifa Hamilton
(1881 – ?)
Painter, pastellist. Born in Kenwood, NY on March 5, 1881. Towner studied in New York under Twachtman, Metcalf, Hawthorne, and Christy. She was active in Laguna Beach during 1909-17. Towner first appears with the CAC in the opening exhibit at Royar Gallery. (LAT) (H) CAC Exhibitions: Royar and Neighbours Gallery (1912); 6th Annual (1915). (A)
TOWNSLEY, Channel Pickering
(1867 – 1921)
5th CAC President
As
a student of Wm. Chase, he managed Chase’s Shinnecock School and organized
his European art classes. He also founded the London School of Art
and was an instructor there alongside Frank Brangwyn. Townsley first appears with the club during their 6th Annual. CAC Exhibitions: 6th Annual (1915).
TOWNSLEY, Mrs. Channel Pickering
(n.d.)
Pres. Paval awarded Honorary Life Memberships to the wives of the first 20 CAC Presidents. (B, Aug. 1955)
TRUESDELL, Edith Park
(1888-1986)
Artist Member; Associate Editor of the CAC Bulletin (from Jan. 1929 through about 1931). Born in Derby, Connecticut to Charles Ware Park and Anna Maria Ballentine Park, the youngest of six children. A student at the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, she studied with Frank Benson, Edmund Tarbell, and Philip Hale. She married John Truesdell on March 21, 1922 in Boston; they arrived in L.A. by 1924 (as well as maintaining a ranch in CO). After her husband died in 1953, she moved to northern CA near Mt. Tamalpais. She passed away in December 1986. CAC Exhibitions: 15th Annual (1924); 16th Annual (1925); 17th Annual (1926); 18th Annual (1927); 20th Annual (1929); 21st Annual (1930); 22nd Annual (1931); 23rd Annual (1932).
TSEU, Rosita
(1916 – 2003)
Born January 6, 1916, Rosita was always heavily involved in the CAC, whether exhibiting her artwork or volunteering. A large portion of the CAC’s Research Library was donated by her from her personal collection of books, just a little while prior to her passing on August 19, 2003.
TUCKERMAN,
Lilia McCauley

(1882 – 1969)
Studied
at the Corcoran Art Gallery in D.C., with Noyes and Woodbury in Ipswich,
MA, and with Parshall in Carpinteria, CA.
TURNER, Jean L. Member (B, joined Dec. 1944)
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ULBER, Althea
(1897-1991)
Painter, sculptor, craftsman, designer. Born in Los Angeles, daughter of artist Julius Ulber. She studied with her father, Hans Hofmann, Roziare, F. T. Chamberlin, and MacDonald-Wright. She taught in the children’s dept. at Chouinard during 1921-41 and worked on the Federal Art Project. During the 50’s she lived in La Crescenta, CA and later in Maui, HI until the end of her life. (H) (Exh. with the CAC 1925, 1928.) (A) Mentioned in "Artistwocky," from the Dec. 1928 issue of the CAC Bulletin.
UMPHERES, Robert O. Associate Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
URRICO, Mary Associate Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
USHER, Ruby Walker
(1889-1957)
Painter, etcher, illustrator. Born in Fairmont, NE on April 20, 1889. Usher studied at AIC, Carnegie Institute, American School of Miniature Painters, the Grand Central School of Art in NYC, and with Will Foster. She lived in Summit, NJ before moving to L.A. in the 1930’s. A fire destroyed most of her work in 1943. She died in L.A. on Sept. 14, 1957. (H) (Mary Jarrett, Foreward, Who’s Who in the California Art Club, Inc., Roster and By-Laws, 1984, 75th Anniversary Edition)
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VAN WOLF, Henry
(1898-1982)
Sculptor. Born in Regensburg, Bavaria on April 14, 1898. Van Wolf studied in Europe. He was a resident of NYC in 1940 and then settled in Los Angeles where he remained until his demise on Sept. 1, 1982. Van Wolf was the founder and first President of the San Fernando Professional Artists’ Guild. His work includes war memorials, bronze busts, medals and door, including a CAC Gold Medal and the Edgar Simone Memorial Medal. (H) (Exh. with CAC 1944-52, prizes); Mary Jarrett, Foreward, Who’s Who in the California Art Club, Inc., Roster and By-Laws, 1984, 75th Anniversary Edition) (B, Apr. 1950 ; Medal – Oct. 1950, Mar., Apr. 1951, Apr. 1952) CAC Exhibitions: 35th Annual (1944).
VAN
ZANDT, Hilda Mutton

(1892 – 1965)
Studied at UCLA in 1916. She gathered much of her painting subject
matter from South America, Africa, and Spain. CAC Exhibitions: Hollyhock House Opening Exhibition (1927). (Exh. with the CAC 1919,
s-1919.) (H) (M) (B)
VAN YOUNG, Oscar
(1906-1991)
Born in Vienna, he moved to California in 1940 after traveling and studying art in Europe and Russia. He painted Los Angeles street scenes, and taught at Otis Art Institute. (Autobiography of a Hollywood Artist, by Philip Paval, p.195)
VASQUEZ, Anne Artist Member, lived in Burbank. (R, 1964)

VERNON, Arthur G.
(1885-1919)

Active Member. Born in Vernon, CA into a pioneer family for whom the town is named. After studying art in Brittany and New York, Vernon returned to Los Angeles in 1917 as art critic for the Graphic. Working in oil and watercolor, he produced works which were avant garde by the art standards of his day He died of diabetes on Feb. 8, 1919. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition (1917). (H)
VESLOCK, Elizabeth
(1903-1997)

Born in Texas in 1903, Veslock moved to California in the early 1920’s. Living in Los Angeles she worked in oil, watercolor, and ceramics. A member of numerous art organizations, she also served on many of their boards. Her home was often the staging area for paintings going to and from various exhibitions around the Los Angeles area. Veslock died in Los Angeles in 1997. Artist Member. (Jeff Willmot, grandson); (R, 1964)
VINCI, Carlo Member, lived in Van Nuys. (Jan. 4, 1982 letter)
VIVIAN, Calthea Campbell
(1857 – 1943)
Studied
at Crocker Art Gallery, UC Berkeley, Mark Hopkins Institute, and in
Paris and England, and returned to teach at SJSU and CCAC. CAC Exhibitions: California Art Exhibit (1928, Bullock’s).
VOLLMER, Grace
CAC Exhibitions: Hollyhock House Opening Exhibition (1927).
VON DEWITZ, Arden
(1915-2004)
Artist Member, lived in Redondo Beach. (R, 1964) Also a member of the Scandinavian American Art Society. He was "made one of the first Fellows of the California Art Club" (Morningside News-Advertiser, Sunday, Oct. 22, 1961, p.10), and was a member of the American Institute of Fine Arts. He authored How to Paint Rocks and Surf, Red Barns and Other Scenes, and A Fun Book on Acrylic Polymer Painting, all published by Walter Foster. Further biographical info is available here.
VON
SCHNEIDAU, Christian

(1893 – 1976)
After
settling in L.A. in 1917, he operated the Von Schneidau School of
Fine Art. While travelling in Alaska, he painted the Eskimos as well
as two governors of that state. Von Schneidau first appears with the CAC during their Spring 1918 Exhibit. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition (1918).
VON ZELL, Ethel Elliott Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
VREELAND,
Francis William

(1879 – 1954)
Studied
at the Cinncinnati Art Academy and the ASL in NYC under Bridgman.
Active in Los Angeles in the mid-1920’s as a decorator, writer, lecturer
and painter. He was the Director of Public Relations for the CAC in
1933, and was mentioned in a newspaper article as being a pallbearer
at the funeral of Theodore Modra in 1930. (Exh. with the CAC 1925-26.)(H)
VYSEKAL,
Edouard Antonin

(1890 – 1939)
A member of the CAC (first appearing in their 7th Annual), Vysekal was also a member of the Progressive Group (c.1926?). Mentioned in "Artistwocky," from the Dec. 1928 issue of the CAC Bulletin. CAC Exhibitions: 7th Annual (1916). (Exh. with the CAC 1916-38.)
VYSEKAL,
Luvena Buchanan

(1873 – 1954)
She
and her huband Edouard moved to L.A. in 1914 to work on mural commissions.
Director of the Vysekal Gallery in Hollywood. She first appears with the CAC (listed as Buchanan) in their 8th Annual Exhibit. CAC Exhibitions: 8th Annual (1917). (Exh. with the CAC 1917, 1919-20, 1922-29, s-1919; early Gold Medals.) (H) (M) Mentioned in "Artistwocky," from the Dec. 1928 issue of the CAC Bulletin.
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WAANO-GANO, Joe Theodore
(1915 – 1982)
A painter and Cherokee Indian, born in Utah. Sometimes going by " Joe T. Noonan," he was married to Christine Noonan. Lived in Los Angeles by the 1930’s and worked on the Public Works Art Project. His last name is sometimes seen without a hyphen. (H) (A) Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
WACHTEL, Elmer

(1864 – 1929)
His
brother married the sister of Guy Rose; in 1888 became the first violinist
in the L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra. He was a student of John Bond Francisco, a well-known artist and musician who helped found the L.A. Orchestra. Both Elmer and his wife Marion are known for their works of Pasadena, Topanga Canyon, Laguna Beach and the Sierras. The Wachtels lived in Mt. Washington and the Arroyo Seco. Though the possibility of CAC membership for the Wachtels remains murky, circumstantial evidence indicates they exhibited with the Club: when the Royar Gallery featured 25 pictures "by a few of the members of the CAC," including Wendt, Bischoff, Puthuff and Mannheim, the Wachtels were named along with the others. (Another example is the 2nd Annual AZ Art Exhibition, Nov. 15-20, 1915 in Phoenix.) (Antony Anderson, Art Notes, L.A. Times, Jan. 14, Feb. 4, 1912; In the Royar Gallery, Feb. 11, 1912)
WACHTEL, Marion Ida Kavanaugh
(1870 – 1954)
Marion Kavanaugh was a student of William Keith who recommended that she study with Elmer Wachtel when she reached Southern CA. It was love at first sight, and both husband and wife actively worked and exhibited together; he most often in oil and she in watercolor. Her paintings of the San Gabriels and Southern California are highly sought after. (She was possibly a CAC Board Member after Elmer’s death.) Though the question of either of the Wachtels being CAC members remains unclear, both Marion and Elmer participated in at least two exhibitions of work by CAC members (Royar, 1912; 2nd Annual AZ Art Exhibition, 1915). (Antony Anderson, Art Notes, L.A. Times, Jan. 14, Feb. 4, 1912; In the Royar Gallery, Feb. 11, 1912)
WADE, Thelma A. Artist Member, lived in Van Nuys. (R, 1964) (B, joined Apr. 1957)
WADSWORTH, Allen Associate Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
WAGNER, Robert "Rob" Leicester
(1872-1942)
Born in Detroit, Wagner worked as an illustrator and an editor prior to studying in Paris at Academies Julian and Delecluse. He moved to Southern California in 1906, living in Santa Barbara until 1910 when he moved to Los Angeles. Wagner joined as an Active Member of the CAC at their second monthly meeting on February 5, 1910 at Franz Bischoff’s house; he was also made a part of the Exhibition Committee at that meeting. Wagner painted portraits when he wasn’t teaching at Manual Arts High School, and was a contributing writer to the Saturday Evening Post, Collier’s, and Paramount Studios. He died of a heart attack on July 20, 1942 while visiting Santa Barbara. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibit (1917). (H)
WAGGONER,
Elizabeth
An Honorary Member, Waggoner is first mentioned with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. She studied and taught at the AIC, then moved to L.A. in 1908 to establish the Crafts Dept. at the College of Fine Arts at USC. Lived in Hollywood. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911). (R, 1964)
WAKEMAN, Harold Wakeman exhibited a sculpture in the 64th Annual and two works in the 66th Annual. He was married to a wife, Virginia, and was a board member during 1976. Wakeman passed away prior to Aug. 22, 1978. (Aug. 22, 1978 letter). CAC Exhibitions: 64th Annual (1973); 66th Annual (1975); 67th Annual (1976, Board Member).
WALKER, Arlie Morey Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
WALLIS, Grace Artist Member, lived in Van Nuys. (R, 1964)
WALBRIDGE, Jessie Layne Artist Member, lived in Sherman Oaks. (R, 1964)
WARD, J. Stephen
(1876 – 1941)
Painter. Born in St. Joseph, MO in 1876. Ward studied with Nicholas Brewer, and Maurice Braun in San Diego. During the 1920s he lived in Glendale, CA, where he opened an art gallery with his son Thurlow Ward. By the early 1930s the elder Ward had moved to Jacksonville, OR. (H)
WARD, Louise Cooke
(1888 – 1966)
Painter. Born in Harwinton, CT on Feb. 13, 1888. Ward studied at Yale School of Fine Arts. By the 1940s she had settled in Los Angeles where she remained until her demise on Oct. 16, 1966. Her work includes landscapes and portraits. (H)
WARNER,
Nell Gertrude Walker

(1891 – 1970)
She
taught art at local girls schools and painted backgrounds for silent
pictures. During the 1920’s she was the art curator for the Tuesday
Afternoon Club and studied with Fechin, Werner, and Lauritz.
WATERS, Georgena F. Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
WEBER, Kem
(1889 – 1963)
Painter, designer. Born in Berlin, he apprenticed to a cabinetmaker and studied at the Academy of Applied Arts in Berlin. He came to S.F. to work on commissions for the Pan-Pacific Int’l Exh. and when WWI began he was unable to return to Germany. During 1919-21 he had a studio in Santa Barbara and gave art classes, he then moved to L.A. and became director for Bullock’s Dept. Store. During the late 20’s he taught art at Occidental College and in the 30’s at the Art Center School. (Exh. with CAC 1926.) (H) (A) Mentioned in "Artistwocky," from the Dec. 1928 issue of the CAC Bulletin.
WEBB, Corinne
Member. (B, joined Oct. 1954)
WEDBERG, Alma P. Associate Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
WEDEKIND, John Artist Member, lived in El Monte. (R, 1964) Exhibited in 58th Annual, 1967. (A)
WEISZ, Ernest Associate Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
WELCH, Bonnie Artist Member, lived in Healdsburg. (R, 1964)
WELLS, Jack [or Welles] An Associate Member of the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles (elected Apr. 6, 1909), Wells joined as an Associate Member of the CAC at their second monthly meeting on February 5, 1910 at the home of Franz Bischoff. Julia Wendt exhibited a sculpture titled "Portrait of Jack Wells" in the Spring Exhibition (1918).
WENDT, Julia M. Bracken
(1868 – 1942)
Sculptor, Active and Honorary CAC Member. A prolific and widely acclaimed sculptress, Julia Bracken married William Wendt and moved into the Wachtel’s former studio on Sichel Street. The Painters’ Club of Los Angeles visited the Wendt’s home on at least two occasions (William was a member, but as a woman Julia was not allowed to join). The Wendts were instrumental in creating the California Art Club from its predecessor, the Painters’ Club. Julia first appears in the new club as an exhibitor in their exhibit at the Long Beach Library (July 1910), and soon after in the 1st Annual Exhibit. The Wendts are mentioned in "Artistwocky" (Dec. 1928 CAC Bulletin). Pres. Paval awarded Honorary Life Memberships to the wives of the first 20 CAC Presidents. (B, Aug. 1955). CAC Exhibitions: 1st Annual Chautauqua Exhibit (1910); 1st Annual, 2nd Annual (1911); 3rd Annual (1912); 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, Building Fund Exhibition (1922); 14th Annual (1923); 16th Annual (1925); 17th Annual (1926); 19th Annual (1928); 28th Annual (1937); 29th Annual (1938).
WENDT, William
(1845 – 1946)
2nd and 4th CAC President

Wendt was elected as an Active Member of the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles on August 4, 1908, and was quite possibly a Founder (along with his wife Julia) of the California Art Club in Dec. 1909. An Active Member as well as an Exhibition Committee Member of the CAC, Wendt is often referred to as the "Dean of Southern California," for his highly recognizable artwork. A self-taught painter, Wendt served two terms as CAC President. The Wendts are referenced in Artistwocky (Dec. 1928 CAC Bulletin); William was given the honorary office of President Emeritus in Apr. 1930 (CAC Bulletin). CAC Exhibitions: 1st Annual Chautauqua Exhibit (1910); 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 (1919); 11th Annual (1920); 13th Annual, Building Fund Exhibition(1922); 17th Annual (1926); 19th Annual (1928); 20th Annual (1929); 22nd Annual (1931);23rd Annual (1932); 24th Annual (1933); 25th Annual (1934); 26th Annual (1935); 27th Annual(1936); 28th Annual (1937); 29th Annual (1938); 50th Annual (1959, memorial). (LAT – joined CAC prior to Feb. 13, 1910).

WEST, Neilus Member. Exhibited three paintings in 1978 (69th Annual). (Sept. 5, 1978 letter)
WESTON, Carol Caskey
CAC Exhibitions: Hollyhock House Opening Exhibition (1927); California Art Exhibit (1928, Bullock’s).
WHEELER, Farris Artist Member, lived in Cambria. (R, 1964)
WHELAN, Eva Blanche
(1889 – 1974)
Studied at Stanford, L.A. School of Art and Design, and ASL in NYC. Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964) Blanche Whelan 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) Mentioned in "Artistwocky," from the Dec. 1928 issue of the CAC Bulletin. CAC Exhibitions: California Art Exhibit (1928, Bullock’s).
WHISMAN, C. A. Sculptor. (B, joined Feb. 1930)
WHITE, Alfred Member. (B, joined May 1986)
WHITE,
Claretta
Authored
a book on painting entitled "Claretta White Paints Still Life,"
published as an oversized paperback by Walter Foster Publishing. (Exhibited
in the CAC’s 50th Annual Exhibition; won a third place award.) (A) Artist Member, lived in North Hollywood. (R, 1964)
WHITE, Erma C. Patron Member, lived in San Diego. (R, 1964)
WHITE, Florence Fisk
(d. 1947)
Member. She passed away in Oct. 1947. (B – joined Oct. 1932; passed away, Dec. 1947)
WHITE,
Orrin Augustine

(1883 – 1969)
White first appears with the club in their 8th Annual. He worked
as a professor of chemistry and textile designer. CAC Exhibitions: 8th Annual (1917); Building Fund Exhibition (1922).
WHITELEY, John H. Principal of Gardena High School (B, joined Feb. 1932)
WHITLOCK, Frances Jeanette
(1870-1952)
Whitlock first appears with the CAC in their Spring 1918 Exhibit. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition (1918).
WIECZOREK,
Max
(1863-1955)
Wieczorek first appears with the club in their 6th Annual. CAC Exhibitions: 6th Annual (1915); Building Fund Exhibition (1922); other annuals.
WIESCZOREK, Sam (A)
WIESE, Robert H. Artist Member, lived in North Hollywood. (R, 1964)
WIESENDANGER, Dan Member. (B, joined Apr. 1989)
WIKING, Antoinette Artist Member, lived in Dana Point Knolls. (R, 1964)
WILFORD, Mary Elizabeth Member (B, joined Aug. 1932)
WILK, Dorothea B. Member, lived in Los Angeles. (CAC Oct. 1985 Bulletin)
WILKEN, Mae Redelfs Artist Member, lived in Santa Monica. (R, 1964)
WILLIAMS, Myrtle Artist Member. (Exh. in 46th CAC Annual, 1955)
WILSON, Mrs. Melba
CAC Exhibitions: Hollyhock House Opening Exhibition (1927).
WINTERMOTE, Mrs. Mamie Withers
(d. 1945)
Associate Member, twice Treasurer. She passed away Sept. 1, 1945. (B – joined, Feb. 1931; Wintermote, Sept. 1945)
WINSTREL, Regina
(d. 1948)
Member. (B, Dec. 1948)
WITHERS,
Celeste

(1891 – 1985)
Her
work includes figures and portraits.
WITHERS,
Edward Oscar

(1896 – 1964)
20th CAC President
Born in New Zealand, he studied at Wellington College, Royal Academy, the
Slade School and the Academie Julian. His wife was Peg and he had a daughter named Joan. (B, Sept., Dec. 1946)
WITHERS, Peg (Mrs. Edward)
(n.d.)
Pres. Paval awarded Honorary Life Memberships to the wives of the first 20 CAC Presidents. (B, Sept., Dec. 1946; Aug. 1955)
WOERZ, Anne Marie Member. (B, joined, June 1983)
WOLF, Hamilton Achille
(1883-1967)
Illustrator, painter. Born in NYC on Sept. 11, the son of artist Henry Wolf. Studying at NAD, ASL in NYC, Academie Colarossi in Paris (1909) and with Chase, Henri, and Edward McCartan, Wolf taught at the Los Angeles School of Art & Design (1912-16) and first appears with the CAC in their Spring Exhibition of 1914. He later taught at U. of Washington at Seattle art dept. (1916-18), Santa Barbara State Teachers College (1922-24) and lecturer in art at UC Berkeley until 1928 when he joined the faculty at CCAC. After retiring from the latter in 1952, he continued painting while based in Oakland. Wolf died at the St. Helena (CA) Sanitarium on May 2. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibit (1914). (H) (A)
WOLF, Marion J. Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
WOLFE, Ray Lived in Glendale. (R, 1964)
WOODWARD, Herbert Woodward was awarded first prize in one of two photographic sections (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).
WOOLSEY, June Member. (March 13, 1979 letter)
WRIGHT, Stanton MacDonald Honorary Artist, lived in Pacific Palisades. (R, 1964) (B, joined Oct. 1954)
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YATES, Barbara A. Patron Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
YENS,
Karl Julius Heinrich

(1868 – 1945)

A muralist and painter, Yens
worked in Germany, Scotland, NYC and D.C.
He is mentioned in "Artistwocky" (Dec. 1928 CAC Bulletin). Yens was also part of the Los Angeles Modern Art Society, founded in 1916 by six CAC members: Bert and Meta Cressey, Helena Dunlap, Edgar Keller, Henrietta Shore and Yens. An Active member, Yens first appears with the CAC in the 1912 Blanchard Exhibition. CAC Exhibitions: Blanchard Exhibition, 3rd Annual (1912); Building Fund Exhibition (1922).

YUHASZ, Joseph Michael
(1921 – 2010)
Artist Member. Born on November 11, 1921, Yuhasz studied at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA and continued his graduate studies at UCLA, USC, UC San Francisco and Johns Hopkins Medical School. After retiring from a career in medical illustration Yuhasz studied with Sergei Bongart, Charles Movalli and Merrill Gage and pursued oil painting. Yuhasz died at his home in Malibu, CA on April 22, 2010. (A)
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ZACHMAN, Constance L. Member. (B, joined Dec. 1987)
ZIM,
Marco

(1880 – 1963)
An Active
member, Zim first appears with the CAC in the 1912 Blanchard Exhibition. Opened the San Diego Academy of Art with Maurice Braun. CAC Exhibitions: Blanchard Exhibition (1912); 3rd Annual (1912).
ZIMMERER,
Frank J.

(1882 – 1965)
A painter and commercial artist, Zimmerer studied
at the AIC, the Glasgow School of Art (Scotland) and in Paris. Early in his career he was active in Missouri, Chicago, Indianapolis, and NYC. He was head of the art department of Northwest Missouri Normal. By 1924 he had moved to Los Angeles. During the Depression Zimmerer assisted his friend Dr. Homer M. Cook with a former church that the doctor had turned into a home for the poor.CAC Member Hazel Fetterly Boehme was a student of his. CAC Exhibitions: 17th Annual (1926); 18th Annual, Hollyhock House Opening Exhibition (1927)..
ZIMMERMAN,
Frederick Almond

(1886 – 1974)
Exhibited
locally and taught at the Pasadena Art Institute. (A)
ZUTTO, Harry J. Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)

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