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

  • GABRIELLI, Guido
    Patron Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
  • GAFFNEY, Claribel Honor (1901 – )
    Sculptor. Born in Colorado, she was a student of Roger Noble Burnham, Harold Swartz, and Merrell Gage. She worked on the Federal Art Project and in the art dept. at MGM Studios in the 1930’s. (Exh. with the CAC 1931-35 (awards)) (H) (A)
  • GAGE, Robert Merrell (1892 – 1981)
    13th CAC President
    Robert Merrell Gage studied in NYC at the Art Student’s League, the Robert Henri School, and the Beaux Arts Institute for Design. He worked as an apprentice to Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor famous for creating Mount Rushmore, from 1914-16 and 1921-23 when Gage assisted in the designs for the Stone Mountain Georgia project. A painter, sculptor, and lithographer, Gage taught sculpture at Washburn College in his hometown of Topeka, KS and at the Kansas City Art Institute before moving to Los Angeles in 1923. He continued to teach sculpture at Chouinard Art School from 1928-1930 and was a professor of sculpture at USC from 1925-1958. Gage was elected as the CAC’s 13th President and served for 1932-1933. During this time Gage was a part of Mexican muralist David Siquieros’ Fresco Block class at Chouinard School of Art which assisted Siqueiros in creating his first mural in Los Angeles, Street Meeting, on an exterior wall of the school. (Exh. with the CAC 1924-25, 1927, 1930-33, 1935, 1937-38) (H) (M) Honorary Artist Member, lived in Santa Monica Canyon. (R, 1964)
  • GAGE, Mrs. Robert Merrell (n.d.)
    Pres. Paval awarded Honorary Life Memberships to the wives of the first 20 CAC Presidents. (B, Aug. 1955)
  • GALLAHER, Anne
    Associate Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
  • GAMILL, William
    Gamill was awarded first prize in the drawing/print category for “Landscape” (and with that a year of membership with the CAC) at the First Annual G.I. Art Exhibit in Los Angeles. CAC Exhibitions: G.I. Exhibit (1946)
  • GANINE, Peter (Pierre) (1900 – 1974)
    Born in Russia, he settled in Los Angeles in 1932. Wood sculptor. (Exh.
    with the CAC 1933-38) (H) (M)
  • GARDNER, J. P.
    An Associate Member, Gardner first appears with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911)
  • GARNSEY, Julian Ellsworth (1887 – 1969)
    11th CAC President
    Graduated from and became president of the ASL in NYC. Learned mural painting from his father. (Exh. with the CAC 1927, 1930, 1935) (M) Honorary Artist, lived in Princeton, NJ. (R, 1964) CAC Exhibitions: Building Fund Exhibition (1922)
  • GARNSEY, Mrs. Julian Ellsworth (n.d.)
    Pres. Paval awarded Honorary Life Memberships to the wives of the first 20 CAC Presidents. (B, Aug. 1955)
  • GARVIN, Robert
    Member, lived in Corte Madera. Developed a brush cleaner for oil brushes. (Dec. 30, 1978 letter)
  • GATES, Lois
    Associate Member, lived in Pacific Palisades. (R, 1964)
  • GATES, Russel
    Associate Member, lived in Pacific Palisades (at the same address as Lois Gates). (R, 1964)
  • GENUNG, Robert (n.d.)
    Studied under Bellows and Henri, and was a Los Angeles resident in 1925. (H)
  • GESSLER, Bernadine
    Member, lived in Los Angeles area. She is known to have painted in watercolor. (April 7, 1979 letter) CAC Exhibitions: 67th Annual (1976)
  • GIERING, Margaret
    Member, lived in San Gabriel. (March 17, 1979 letter)
  • GIFFEN, Elizabeth Helene (1909 – 1990)
    A watercolorist, she studied with Hans Hofmann and at Chouinard. Active in L.A. during the 1930’s. (Exh. with the CAC in 1933) (H) (M)
  • GILBERT, Arthur Hill
    (1894 – 1970)
    Studied at the Otis Art Institute as well as in Paris and London. He lived in southern California from 1920-29. (Exh. with the CAC in 1921-22, 1924-26, 1928-29) (H) (M)
  • GILCHRIST, Meda G. (M?) (1888 – 1953)
    Painter and woodcarver. She was a resident of L.A. from 1919-53. (Exh. with the CAC in 1919) (H)
  • GIORDANO, Dora
    Member. (B, joined Dec. 1986)
  • GLASCOCK, Gerry
    Member. Also served as Chairman of the Salon of Art at the Ebell Club for six years. (June 12, 1980 letter)
  • GLEASON, Joe Duncan (1881 – 1959)
    Studied with Wm. Lees Judson (USC), DuMond (ASL/NYC) and John Vanderpoel (AIC); he was a champion gymnast, an avid sailor, and his illustration work appeared in many magazines such as Colliers, Cosmopolitan, Ladies Home Journal and Leslie’s. His portrait of the Coriolanus was installed in “The Sacred Cow,” the personal plane used by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Along with the marine paintings for which is he so well known, he created many etchings of the sea and the ships that sailed them. He received “The Ralph Holmes Award in Watercolor” for his painting included in the CAC’s Annual Exhibition of 1949, which was held at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. (Exh. with the CAC 1914-16, 1919, s-1917 and s-1919) CAC Exhibitions: 6th Annual (1915, juror); Building Fund Exhibition (1922) (H)(M)
  • GODWIN, Myrtle
    Artist Member, lived in Long Beach. (R, 1964)
  • GONCZ, Mrs. Eugene
    Honorary Artist , lived in Van Nuys. (R, 1964)
  • GOODENOW, Lucene Taliaferro (1892-)
    Painter, sculptor. Born in Kalamazoo, MI. Goodenow was a pupil of Louis Betts, Albin Polasek, Alphonse Mucha and studied at the AIC until about 1910, marrying a Japanese man named Inukai at about the same time. She lived in Hollywood in the 1930’s and was the author of Yours For the Asking. Her specialty was carved ivory portraits. Member: CAC. Exh: AIC, 1924; PAFA, 1925 (H)
  • GOODMAN, Alice
    Member. (B, joined Jan. 1986)
  • GRAMATKY, Hardie (1907 – 1979)
    Author/Illustrator of several children’s books; student of Chamberlin, Hinkle, Carter and Barse Miller. (Exh. with the CAC 1931 and 1933) (H) (M)
  • GRANITE, Rosita
    Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
  • GRAY, William
    Artist Member, lived in San Pedro. (R, 1964)
  • GREENE, J. Barry
    Artist Member, lived in Sherman Oaks. (R, 1964)
  • GREENE, Lucile Brown
    Member. Her husband Roy Greene passed away in 1951. (B, Sept. 1951)
  • GRIFFITH, Conway (1863 – 1924)
    Born in Ohio, at age 17 he travelled to NYC to study with Wm. Chase and Wayne Gifford. Spent time teaching in Cincinnati and then painted landscapes on a cattle ranch in Denver. Settled in southern California in 1904. Lived on Catalina Island for 2 years, and then moved to Laguna. Griffith was part of a group of CAC artists including Edgar Payne, Anna Hills, and Granville Redmond that gathered for a moonlight picnic in Laguna Beach in 1918. (Santa Ana Daily Register, July 23, 1918, p.5, California Art Club Members Enjoy Moonlight Picnic on Cliffs)(H)
  • GRIFFITH, Lillian A. Bonita (1889 – 1977)
    Settled in Azusa with her husband in 1916 where they grew oranges. (Exh. with the CAC 1928, 1930) (H) (M)
  • GRIFFITH, William Alexander (1866 – 1940)
    Moved to Laguna Beach in 1920 to paint with his friend and old classmate Benjamin Brown. Became president of the LBAA. (Exh. with CAC 1932-38) (H) (M)
    CAC Exhibitions: California Art Exhibit (1928, Bullock’s)
  • GRUENFELD, Johan Caspar Lachne (1872 – 1954)
    Gruenfeld sculpted a three-tiered fountain braced by four life-sized concrete cherubs supporting a vase of cascading water as part of a 1910 re-design of Pershing Square by architect John Parkinson (a new fountain was designed and installed in 1992). Gruenfeld created the pediments on Los Angeles City Hall (also designed by John Parkinson, completed 1928), and collaborated on a 1934 commission from Griffith Observatory and Planetarium with L.A. architect Roger Hayward to create a 38’ plaster model of the moon. (An Observatory for the Public, The Literary Digest, Apr. 20, 1935, p.23) Gruenfeld first appears with the CAC during their 7th Annual. CAC Exhibitions: 7th Annual (1916) (Exh. with CAC 1916-37; s-1917, s-1918, s-1919, 13th Annual) (H)
  • GRUETERT, Henry
    Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
  • GUNTHER, Charles L.
    Honorary Member, lived in Sherman Oaks. (R, 1964)
  • GUTIERREZ, Jose I. M.
    Artist Member, “traveling in Europe.” (R, 1964) Gutierrez passed away Sept. 1985. (B, Jan. 1986)