This historical membership roster notes many of the deceased members of the Club since its inception in 1909.

This is a work-in-progress. Names not presented in boldface represent individuals who may have been members of the organization, but their involvement could not be confirmed through research of various published source materials.

(A) = Annual CAC Exhibitions
(B) = CAC Bulletin
(H) = Edan Hughes’ Artists in California 1786 – 1940 [Third Edition, Two Volumes]
(M) = Nancy Moure’s Southern California Art
(R) = CAC Membership Roster

  • DAGGETT, Maude (1883 – 1941)
    Studied at the AIC and then in Paris and Rome before returning to Pasadena to fulfill sculpture commissions. She first appears with the CAC in their 6th Annual as both an exhibitor and juror. CAC Exhibitions: 6th Annual (1915, juror) (Exh. with the CAC 1914-16, 1919, 1922, 1925-26, 1928, 1933, s-1917) (H) (M)
  • DAHL, Grace A.
    Member. (B, joined Nov. 1960)
  • DALLAS, Eugenia
    Member. (B, joined Feb. 1986)
  • DALY, Emily K.
    Member (B, joined July 1932)
  • DANDO, Susie May Berry (1873 – 1934)
    Dando studied privately with Wm. L. Judson and Paul DeLongpre. She first appears with the CAC in their 3rd Annual Exhibition. CAC Exhibitions: 3rd Annual (1912); Building Fund Exhibition (1922) (Exh. with the CAC 1914, 1917-23, 1923, 1925, s-1917, s-1918, s-1919; 3rd and 4th Annuals) (H) (M)
  • DANIELL, William Swift (1865 – 1933)
    A Charter Member of the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles (that group was founded in his studio), Daniell was an Associate CAC Member and first appears with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. Daniell studied in Boston and Paris before moving to L.A.; he took over the Blanchard Gallery in 1912 and renamed in the Daniell Gallery. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911); 8th Annual (1917) (M)
  • DANNER, Sarah Ethel Kolb (1894 – 1969)
    She studied with her father who was an artist and a student of Thomas Eakins. She also studied at the PAFA (the Sara Kolb Danner Theater there is named for her), CCAC, Stanford (1938), and UC Santa Barbara (1956). She lived in Santa Barbara from 1926 until the end of her life, where she wrote poetry for The Saturday Review. Her poetry and paintings were published in a book by the name of “Gallery Tour” in 1952. (Exh. with the CAC 1931) (H) (M) Artist Member. (R, 1964)
  • DARAIO, Innocenzo (1903 – 1993)
    22nd CAC President
    Began art studies in Italy and then continued in NYC at the Mechanic’s Institute before moving to L.A. in 1925. Honorary Life Member, lived in Beverly Hills and later in Desert Hot Springs. (R, 1964, 1978-79)
  • DARAIO, Mrs. Innocenzo (n.d.)
    Pres. Paval awarded Honorary Life Memberships to the wives of the first 20 CAC Presidents. (B, Aug. 1955)
  • DARWIN, Elizabeth(e) (Michailes)
    Artist Member, lived in Hollywood. (R, 1964, 1978-79)
  • DAVIDSON, Carrie Jackson (1891 – 1975)
    Moved from her native Colorado to Southern California about 1940, where she exhibited at the Ebell Club and Catalina. Her work includes paintings of Palm Springs and Mount Baldy. (Applied to the CAC in 1963; Exh. with the CAC 1964-69) (H) Artist Member, lived in Pasadena. (R, 1964)
    Patron Member, lived in Pasadena. (R, 1964)
  • DAVIS, Mrs. Elmer E.
    Patron Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
  • DAVIS, Evelene Flanagan (1898 – 1956)
    A painter who lived in Berkeley and Santa Barbara. (Exh. with the CAC in 1933, 24th Annual) (H) (M) (A)
  • DAVIS, Priscilla
    Artist Member, lived in Studio City. (R, 1978-79)
  • DAWES, Edwin Munott (1872 – 1945)
    A sign painter and self-taught artist, he gained local recognition in California and Nevada. He also mined for gold and silver in Reno. Dawes first appears with the CAC in their Spring 1918 Exhibit. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition (1918) (H) (M)
  • DAWES, Helen Ruth Orb (1894-1989)
    Dawes first appears with the CAC (listed as “Helen Ruth Orbe”) during their Spring 1918 Exhibit. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition (1918)
  • DAY, Adele (n.d.)
    Painter. (Exh. with the CAC in 1937) (H) (M)
  • DAY, Patricia
    Artist Member, lived in Burbank. (R, 1978-79)
  • DAYTON, Lillian (1903 – 1989)
    After studying in Paris, she moved to California and studied at Otis. Noted for her color work in her portraits and still lifes, she was also active in Pasadena. (Exh. with the CAC 1924, 1926) (H) (M)
  • DEAVITT, Marian Young
    Artist Member, lived in Beverly Hills. (R, 1964, 1978-79)
  • De ERDELY, Francis (1904-1959)
    Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1904, he was known for his depictions of the working class. He was a hugely influential teacher, and taught at the Pasadena Museum School as well as at USC (Professor of Art, from 1945 until his death in 1959). (Autobiography of a Hollywood Artist, by Philip Paval, p.195) (B – joined, Sept. 1954; passing, Dec. 1959)
  • De GRASSO, Maria J.
    Associate Member, lived in Glendora. (R, 1978-79)
  • De HAAFF, Cornelia (1908 – 1996)
    Cornelia De Haaff was born in Los Angeles, CA on August 22, 1908, the daughter of Mauritz de Haaff. Cornelia first studied with her father and continued at the Chouinard and Pasadena Art Institutes. By 1930 she was active in the Los Angeles art scene. Both marriages to Gordon Ross and Edwin B. Bennett ended in divorce. She died in Santa Ana, California on November 8, 1996. Exh: Santa Monica Art Ass’n, 1930-34; Artists Fiesta (Los Angeles), 1931; Webb Gallery (Los Angeles), 1935 (solo); Painters & Sculptors of Los Angeles, 1935; San Gabriel Art Ass’n, 1935; California Watercolor Society, 1936; Academy of Western Painters (Los Angeles), 1936-38; California Art Club, 1930s; Stanford University, 1937 (solo); Ebell Salon (Los Angeles), 1944. (H)
  • DeHAAFF, Mauritz (1877 – 1948)
    DeHaaff joined as an Associate Member at the 2nd monthly meeting of the CAC, Feb, 5, 1910. Although active in L.A., his works are rare. (Exh. in early CAC Annuals) (H)
  • DeKRUIF, Henri Gilbert (1882 – 1944)
    A student of Vanderpoel, MacDonald-Wright, and Dumond, among others. DeKruif served as First Vice President of the CAC for at least 1929, and authored articles for the CAC Bulletin. Active in Laguna Beach and Los Angeles. (Exh. with the CAC 1921-29) (H) (M)
  • DELANO, Annita (1894 – 1979)
    She studied at the Barnes Foundation (Merion, PA) and at the Los Angeles State Normal School (now UCLA). Later she taught at UCLA and Otis. Her work of the southwest was inspired by the time she spent with the Hopi, Navajo, and Zuni tribes. (Exh. with the CAC 1926-27, 1932, 1934, 1936) (H) (M)
  • De MOND, Helen Sabier
    Member. (B, joined Apr. 1957)
    Member, lived in Los Osos. (wife Kay) (Jan. 30 1979 letter)
    Artist Member, lived in Tarzana. (R, 1978-79)
  • DENMAN, Lucien
    Member (B, joined July 1932)
  • DERMOND, Arlene G.
    Artist Member, lived in Canoga Park. (R, 1978-79)
  • de WILDE, John
    Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. De Wilde’s early art training was in Europe, followed by the Chicago Art Institute and the Minneapolis School of Commercial Designing. He gave a painting demonstration for the CAC while they were headquartered at the Rancho Club (October 21, 1960). He also served in the offices of many S. CA art clubs: Southland Art Assn. (President, also taught a class in painting); San Fernando Art Assn. (Vice President); Valley Art Guild (Second V. P); and was also a member of the Laguna Beach Art Assn. (R, 1964) (B, Oct, 1960; joined Nov. 1960)
  • DeWOLF, Wallace Leroy (1854 – 1930)
    As a real estate broker and successful lawyer, he became a self-taught artist and travelled to California, British Columbia, and the Southwest in search of subject matter. He first appears with the CAC in their Spring 1917 Exhibit. A book by George Wharton James, New Mexico The Land of the Delight Makers, contains his illustrations.CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibitions (1917-19); 10th Annual (1919); 11th Annual (1920); An Exhibition of the California Art Club of Los Angeles (1920-21, San Diego); 12th Annual (1921); 14th Annual (1923); 17th Annual (1926) (H) (M)
  • DICKERSON, Winifred J.
    Artist Member, lived in Hollywood. (R, 1964)
  • DIDOT, Dabney S. (Shearer)
    Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1978-79)
  • DIDOT, Mildred
    Member. Resigned due to husband’s poor health. She had been a member since 1952. (B, Dec. 1991)
  • DIETRICH, Mary
    Artist Member, lived in Beverly Hills. (R, 1964)
  • DIEUDONNE, Edythe L.
    Artist Member, lived in Glendale and later in Newport Beach. (R, 1964, 1978-79)
  • DIKE, Phillip Latimer (1906 – 1990)
    Influenced by his grandmother, Eliza Twigg, who was an artist, he studied at Chouinard under Hinkle and Chamberlin, and then travelled to NYC to study with DuMond, Luks and Bridgman. He taught off and on at Chouinard for 20 years, as well as working at Disney, Scripps, and Claremont Graduate School. His Regionalist watercolors became more abstract after the 1960’s. (Exh. with the CAC 1931-32) (H) (M)
  • DIMON, Nell
    Artist Member, lived in Seal Beach. (R, 1964, 1978-79) (Jan. 16, 1981 letter)
  • DIMONDSTEIN, Morton (c.1920-2000)
    Dimondstein grew up in NYC and attended the American Artists School and the Art Students League. He served as a field artilleryman during WWII and then moved to L.A. to study at Otis. Dimondstein was awarded first prize (and with that a year of membership with the CAC) for his oil painting “The Attack,” a vivid impression of a wounded buddy amid the rubble of a German town, at the First Annual G.I. Art Exhibit in Los Angeles. Dimondstein died in Los Angeles on Nov. 27, 2000 at age 80 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. CAC Exhibitions: G.I. Exhibit (1946) (L.A. Times obit., Dec. 7, 2000)
  • DOBSON, Margaret Anna (1888 – 1981)
    Along with art schools, she also studied with Robert Vonnoh, Daniel Garber, Violet Oakley, Cecilia Beaux, Emil Carlsen, Hugh Breckenridge, and others. She settled in Los Angeles in 1933, and painted murals, still lifes, and landscapes of California and the Sierras. CAC Exhibitions: 35th Annual (1944, award); (1931-32) (H) (M) Artist Member, lived in Santa Monica. (R, 1964) (B, joined Nov. 1960)
  • DODGE, Arthur Burnside (1863 – 1952)
    Born in Rhode Island, his family came to California through the Panama Canal before he turned one year old. He spent time studying in San Francisco and New York and worked illustrating newspapers. He moved to Los Angeles in 1901 to work for four years with the Morning Herald, and first appears with the CAC as an Associate Member in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. He spent 42 years as the art director for the Los Angeles Times. Dodge was an Associate Member. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911) (Exh. with the CAC 1920) (H) (M)
  • DOERING, Bonnie
    Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
  • DOERING, Voncille
    Member. (B, joined Oct. and Nov. 1960)
  • DOLNICK, Vicki (d. 2007)
    Artist Member. (A, 87th)
  • DOMINIQUE, John August (1893 – 1994)
    Artist Member, lived in Ojai. (R, 1964) John August Dominique was born in Viserum, Sweden on October 1, 1893. At age 7, his family immigrated to a farming area near Portland, Oregon. In 1913, John enrolled in the School of the Portland Art Association where he drew from casts of classical sculptures. Dominique left Oregon in December of 1914 and lived in Berkeley while he took classes at the California Art School of Arts and Crafts. Dominique subsequently crossed the Bay and enrolled at the California School of Design of the San Francisco Institute of Art (since 1961 called the San Francisco Art Institute), where he would study for two years. He also studied with Frank Van Sloun at the Van Sloun School of Painting (S.F.) for 4 years. (Read more)
  • DOHREN, Catherine
    Associate Member, lived in North Hollywood. (R, 1978-79)
  • DORVAL, William E.
    Artist Member, lived in Sherman Oaks. CAC Exhibitions: 64th (1973), 66th (1975), 67th (1976), 68th (1977), 69th (1978) Annual Exhibitions, CAC Membership Show (1975), CAC Mini Shows (1975, 1976) (R, 1978-79)
  • DOTSETH, Belle
    Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964, 1978-79) (B, joined Oct. 1960)
  • DOUGLAS, Haldane (1893 – 1980)
    Moving to California during the 1920’s, he spent winters in southern CA and summers in Monterey studying under A. Hansen and in Paris under A. Lhote. He returned in 1928 to teach at Chouinard. (Exh. with the CAC in 1924-25) (H) (M)
  • DOW, Agnes Viola
    Associate Member, lived in Van Nuys. (R, 1978-79)
  • DOW, William
    Photographer, lived in Van Nuys (husband to Agnes) (R, 1978-79)
  • DOWIATT, Dorothy (1903 – 1976)
    A student at Otis, Chouinard, and Stickley, and privately with H. Hofmann, E. Vysekal, E. R. Shrader, and A. Millier. She exhibited her portraits and still lifes during the 1930’s often. (Exh. with the CAC in 1927-28, 1930-32) (H) (M)
  • DRIPPS, Clara
    Artist Member, lived in Manhattan Beach. (R, 1964)
  • DROGKAMP, Charles
    Honorary Member. (B, Oct. 1953)
  • DROGKAMP, Jean
    Honorary Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964) (B, Oct. 1953)
  • DRUDIS-BIADA, Jose (1890 – 1985)
    27th CAC President
    He studied with Ruiz Picasso, Pablo Picasso’s father. The Jose Drudis-Biada Hall and Art Gallery at Mount Saint Mary’s College was named for him. Honorary Life Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964, 1978-79)He was made a Fellow of the American Institute of Fine Arts by Philip Paval (president of the AIFA), along with Dr. Emil Seletz and Walter Bailey; all CAC members. (Herald Examiner, no date) Awarded the Cross of Commander in the Humanitaire de Delque of Belgium. (B, Oct. 1955)
  • DUFFIE, Jane S. (n.d.)
    Painter. (Exh. with the CAC 1918-19, 1921) (H) (M)
  • DUMOND, Camille E.
    Artist Member, lived in Brentwood. (R, 1964)
  • DuMOND, Frederick Melville (1867 – 1927)
    He studied in Paris, and operated his own school in Crecy for 6 years. Back stateside, he taught at the ASL/NYC in 1908, and then at the Los Angeles School of Art and Design after moving to California in 1910. He painted many desert landscapes and homesteaded a sheep ranch in the Mojave Desert on land that is now a part of Edwards Air Force Base. He was the brother of the artist Frank Vincent DuMond. (Exh. with the CAC in 1919) (H) (M)
  • DUMOND, Helen Savier
    Artist Member, lived in Santa Monica. (R, 1964)
  • DUNCAN, Hal M.
    Patron Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)Duncan was part of Duncan and Vail Gallery where the CAC presented exhibitions. (B, joined July, Oct. 1960)
  • DUNKEL, Lee
    Artist Member, lived in Canoga Park. (R, 1964)
  • DUNLAP, Helena Adele (1876 – 1955)
    An Active Member, Dunlap first appears with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibit. After studying with Chase in NYC and Lhote in Paris, she returned to Los Angeles in 1911. She was also a co-founder of the Modern Art Society. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911) (Exh. with the CAC 1914, 1916-18, s-1917, s-1918; early Annuals) (H)
  • DUNLAVY, Mozelle Oglesby
    Artist Member, lived in Studio City. (R, 1964, 1978-79)
  • DUNN, Robert
    Dunn was awarded first prize in industrial art (along with a year of membership with the CAC) at the First Annual G.I. Art Exhibit in Los Angeles. CAC Exhibitions: G.I. Exhibit (1946)
  • DUNVELL, Anne Marie
    Member (B, joined Aug. 1932)
  • DUQUETTE, Mae Huffman (1892-1978)
    Artist/Honorary Member, lived in San Gabriel. Beginning her art studies in 1922, Mae Duquette became a painter of portraits, plein air western landscapes, and still life. She married Charles Medard Duquette and the couple lived their early years together in Omaha, Nebrasa where she took her first art lessons beginning 1922 from Augustus Dunbier. Moving to California and ultimately settling in San Gabriel, she continued her training with Owen Smith, Will Foster, Merlin Enabnit, Sergei Bongart and Ted Lukits. (R, 1964)
  • DURAND, Allen
    (1865 – 1939)
    Durand joined the CAC as an Associate Member at their 2nd monthly meeting on February 5, 1910 at Franz Bischoff’s house in South Pasadena. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911) (H) (LAT)
  • DURFEE, Nellie
    Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
  • DURHAM, Dee
    Board and Artist Member, lived in Santa Monica. (R, 1978-79)
  • D’USSEAU, Jr., Leon
    CAC Exhibitions: An Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture by Fifty Members of the CAC (1944)
  • DUSTIN, Silas S. (1855 – 1940)
    He studied with W. M. Chase and at the National Academy of Design, where he also worked as curator. After moving to California in 1922, he served as curator at the Biltmore Salon. (Exh. with the CAC 1925-26) (H) (M)
  • DUVALL, Fannie Eliza (1861 – 1934)
    A student of Whistler, Duvall had a home along the Arroyo Seco in Pasadena and another in Paris. She first appears with the CAC in their 4th Annual Exhibition. CAC Exhibitions: 4th Annual (1913) (H)
    Associate Member, (resigned March 20, 1979) lived in Los Angeles. (letter) (R, 1978-79)