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

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