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

  • JACKSON, Catherine
    Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964) (B, Dec. 1948)
  • JACKSON, Martin Jacob (1871-1955)
    An Active Member of the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles (he joined sometime in early April 1906), Jackson first appears with the CAC at the opening of the Royar Gallery. CAC Exhibitions: Royar and Neighbours (1912)
  • JAHN, Helma Heynsen (1874 – 1925)
    An Active Member, Jahn first appears with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. Born in Germany, she studied on scholarship with Lefebvre and Constant in Paris. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Annual (1911, Jury of Selection) (H)
  • JAMES, Austin (1885 – 1961)
    Sculptor; he lived on the Monterey Peninsula and in Pasadena. He studied under
    Jo Mora. (Exh. with the CAC 1929-30) (H) (M)
  • JAMES, Frances K.
    Artist Member, lived in Torrance. (R, 1964)
  • JAMES, Roy Walter (1897 – 1987)
    Besides being an artist, he was also a pianist, scientist, inventor and a poet. James infamously showed up on the steps in protest of the Eighth Annual Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity at the Los Angeles Co. Museum of History, Science and Art. With two of his own paintings and two signs, he was soon joined by numerous other protestors, who were then opposed by museum supporters. (Exh. with the CAC in 1950) (H) (Art Battle: Conservative Los Angeles Painters Protest ‘Radicals’ Hung in Museum, Life magazine, June 16, 1947, p.40)
  • JAMESSON, Kenneth
    Member (B, joined Oct. 1932)
  • JARRETT, Charles Dixie (1893 – 1947)
    Taught at the Goldworthy School of Allied Arts; later studied at the AIC while working as a poster artist. (H)
  • JARRETT, Mary Adolyn (1913 – 1983)
    Studied at Otis in L.A., Academie de la Grand Chaumiere in Paris, and the Slade School in London. (She never married.) (Exh. with the CAC in 1950) (H) Artist Member, lived in Beverly Hills. (R, 1964) She served as Recording Secretary for the CAC for a number of years, as well as Rec. Sec. and Editor for the Scandinavian American Art Society (SAAS Bulletin, March 1965)
  • JENKINS, Grace Wells
    Artist Member, lived in Santa Monica. (R, 1964)
  • JENKINS, Hannah Tempest (1854 – 1927)
    Founder of the Rembrandt Club; upon her death she bequeathed her art collection to Claremont College and provided a scholarship endowment there. She first appears with the CAC during their 2nd Traveling Exhibit. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd Traveling Exhibit (1916) (Exh. with the CAC in 1917-20, 1925, s-1918, s-1919) (H) (M)
  • JENKINS, Theresa
    Member. (B, joined Dec. 1988)
  • JENSEN, Eve
    Artist Member, lived inStudio City. (R, 1964)
  • JERMAN, Charlotte Louise
    Artist Member, lived in Beverly Hills. (R, 1964)
  • JOHNS, Jeanette Hackney (1876 – 1935)
    Student of William P. Silva, Henri DeKruif; she painted scenes of Olvera Street and the Mexican quarter of L.A. (Exh. with the CAC 1928-34) (H)
  • JOHNSON, Content (d. 1950)
    Member. (B, Oct. 1950)
  • JOHNSON, N.A., Frank Tenney (1874 – 1939)
    15th CAC President (1935-38)
    He ran away from home and worked as a panorama painter and a cowboy before becoming known for his paintings and illustrations of cowboys and Indians. He and his wife Vinnie bought a home at 22 Champion Place in Alhambra and built a studio on the property. Champion place, or “Artist’s Alley” as it became known, also boasted the studios of painter Jack Wilkinson Smith and sculptor Eli Harvey, and welcomed visitors such as Dean Cornwell, Norman Rockwell, and nearby Alhambra resident artist Clyde Forsythe. Johnson was elected to full membership, National Academician (“N.A.”), with New York’s National Academy. A casual kiss at a Christmas party led to his death of spinal meningitis on January 1, 1939. (Exh, with the CAC 1922-25, 1932-33, 1935-38) (H) (M)
  • JOHNSON, Vinnie Reeve Francis (Mrs. Frank Tenney) (c. 1876 – 1956)
    Pres. Paval awarded Honorary Life Memberships to the wives of the first 20 CAC Presidents. (B, Aug. 1955) The wife of CAC President Frank Tenney Johnson, she passed away Dec. 11, 1956 at the age of eighty. (Frank Tenney Johnson’s Western Paintings by Harold McCracken, 1974; B, Feb. 1957)
  • JOHNSON, Frederic G. (1890 – 1953)
    Active Member of the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles, Associate Member of the CAC. Johnson first appears with the CAC in their 1st Annual Exhibition. CAC Exhibitions: 1st Annual (1911) (Exh, with the CAC 1922-25, 1932-33, 1935-38) (H) (M)
  • JOHNSON, Marie Runkle (1861 – 1943)
    Born in Flemington, NJ on Dec. 21, 1861. Upon moving to Pasadena in 1888, Johnson soon was a pupil and painting partner of Edith While. She later went to Paris to study under Collin, Girardot, Courtois, and Prinet, and, on her return, spent one year with Wm M. Chase in NYC. From her studio in Pasadena at 255 S. Fair Oaks Avenue came still lifes and landscapes. She first appears with the CAC during their 6th Annual Exhibit. A spinster, she died there on Feb. 11, 1943. CAC Exhibitions: 6th Annual (1915) (H)
  • JOHNSTON, Margaret Isabelle Holder (1884 – 1959)
    CAC Member and Corresponding Secretary. She studied at the AIC and at Otis and was known as a painter of miniatures. CAC Exhibitions: 35th Annual (1944, award) (H) (B, Aug. 1944; Aug. 1959)
  • JOHNSTONE, Grace P.
    Artist Member, lived in South Pasadena. (R, 1964)
  • JOHNSON, Marie Runkle (1861 – 1943)
    Studied with Chase and also in Paris; painted still lifes and landscapes. (Exh. with the CAC in 1915) (H)
  • JOHNSON, Virginia R.
    Artist Member, lived in Ft. Morgan, CO. (R, 1964)
  • JONAS, David (1926-2014) – Born and raised in Los Angeles, an Art Center College of Design alumni, majoring in illustration for imagery, he join the artistic team at Walt Disney Studios, working on animation and live action films. Later, Jonas, shifted to free-lance for the next fifteen years. He was a Signature Artist of California Art Club, being part of the revival club’s group and a member of Morro Bay Art Association.
  • JONES, Elberta Mohler (1896 – 1985)
    Painter, sculptor. Studied at Chouinard and Otis; during WWII she painted portraits of servicemen in Army and Navy hospitals. She lived in Pasadena, CA with her husband Wendell who worked for Bethlehem Steel. When her husband retired they moved to Corona Del Mar, probably during the 1960s. She had a son and a daughter – the latter, Dona Lee, was the subject of a painting exhibited in the CAC’s 28th Annual in 1937. CAC Exhibitions: 25th Annual (1934); 26th Annual (1935), 27th Annual (1936); 28th Annual (1937); 29th Annual (1938) (H) (M)
  • JONES, Martha Miles (1870 – 1945)
    A student of Vanderpoel at the AIC, she moved to Argentina and was one of the first women artists there. (Exh. with the CAC 1924) (H) (M)
  • JORDAN, Helen A.
    CAC Exhibitions: Hollyhock House Opening Exhibition (1927) (H) (M)
  • JOSSELYN, Christine Shelton Bowen (1877 – 1938)
    Studied under numerous teachers in NYC, L.A. and San Diego, Lukits and Twachtman among them. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition (1933) (Exh. with the CAC in 1930) (H) (M)
  • JUDD, Edith Mary
    Artist Member, lived in Claremont. (R, 1964)
  • JUDSON, William Lees (1842 – 1928)
    An Active and Honorary Member, Judson is first mentioned with the CAC in their 2nd Annual Exhibition. Credited as one of the creators of the Craftsman movement in the Arroyo Seco of Pasadena. In 1901 he founded the USC College of Fine Arts and served as dean until his death. CAC Exhibitions: 2nd CAC Annual (1911); 5th Annual (1914); 6th Annual (1915); 8th Annual, Spring Exhibit (1917); 10th Annual (1919); 12th Annual (1921); 13th Annual, Building Fund Exhibition (1922); 14th Annual (1923); 16th Annual (1925); 17th Annual (1926); 18th Annual (1927) (H) (M) (A)
  • JURECKA, Cyril (1884 – 1959)
    Born in Moravia, Czechoslovakia; he taught sculpture at Pomona College.
    (Exh. with the CAC 1921, 1925, s-1919) (H) (M)