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
- KARL, Arny (1940 – 2000)
Artist Member, student of Theodore Lukits. (Second wife Katherine) (Arny Karl: Painter of Lyric California by Jeffrey E. Morseburg; Arny Karl – Methods and Ideals: An Aesthetic Consideration of Arny Karl’s Landscapes by Jeffrey E. Morseburg)
- KARPF, Dr. Fay B.
Artist Member, lived in Beverly Hills. (R, 1964)
- KARRAS, Spiro(s) John (1897 – 1941)
Born in Greece, he studied at the Thomopoulos Art School in Athens before moving to Altadena. (Exh. with the CAC in 1932) (H) (M) (A) (B, joined Mar. 1932)
- KATZ, Sam
Artist Member, lived in Northridge. (R, 1964)
- KAYE, Frederic (Fred) W.
Artist Member, lived in Montrose. (R, 1964) (B, joined Nov. 1960)
- KAYSER, Stephen S. (1900 – 1988)
Educated at the University of Heidelberg in Germany; he taught at UC Berkeley and San Jose State College. (H)
- KELLER, Edgar Martin (1868 – 1932)
A painter, etcher, sculptor and children’s book illustrator, Keller was also part of the Los Angeles Modern Art Society, founded in 1916 by six CAC members: Bert and Meta Cressey, Helena Dunlap, Keller, Henrietta Shore and Karl Yens. An Active member, Keller first appears with the CAC in the 1912 Blanchard Exhibition. CAC Exhibitions: Blanchard Exhibition (1912); 3rd Annual (1912) (H)
- KELLEY, Susan Katherine Eubank (1879 – 1961)
She was a student of Xavier Martinez and Geo. D. Otis, among others. Her work included desert scenes and paintings of the High Sierras. (H)
- KELLOGG, Harold Field
Member, architect. He worked on the monument to General MacArthur in MacArthur Park with CAC Sculptor Member Roger Noble Burnham. (B, May 1951) The unveiling, attended by the two artists and the general, occured early 1955. (B, Jan. 1955) Kellogg also built an entire town, Fairless Hills, PA, for the workers of U.S. Steel Co. (B, Oct. 1952)
- KELLY, Edna C. (1890 – 1978)
Studied at the Cinncinnati Art Academy; after moving to L.A., she continued studies with Ella Buchanan. CAC Exhibitions: Hollyhock House Opening Exhibition (1927) (Exh. with the CAC 1924-31, 1933) (H) (M)
- KELSEY, Emily Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964) She took over as Custodian of the Official CAC Scrap Book in 1955. (B, June 1955)
- KENDALL, Marie Boening (1885 – 1953)
A student of William Merritt Chase and Jean Mannheim, she first appears with the CAC during their Spring 1917 Exhibit. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition (1917); Building Fund Exhibition (1922) (Exh. with the CAC 1915, 1919-28, s-1917, s-1918, s-1919) (H) (M)
- KENDALL, Viona Ann
Artist Member, lived in Tarzana. (R, 1964)
- KENDE, Geza (1889 – 1952)
Studied at the National Academy of Art in Budapest, Italy, and France. Kende passed away pm Sept. 2, 1952. CAC Exhibitions: 35th Annual (1944) (H) (B, In Memorium, Sept. 1952)
- KENNICOTT, Dr. Robert Helm (1892 – 1983)
A physician who took up painting as a hobby, he was a frequent companion to Mabel Alvarez. (Exh. with the CAC 1932-36) (H) (M) (B, joined Aug. 1932)
- KESZTHELYI, A. S.
CAC Exhibitions: California Art Exhibit (1928, Bullock’s)
- KEUTERICKX, Jean
Artist Member, lived in North Hollywood. (R, 1964)
- KILPATRICK A.N.A., Aaron Edward (1872 – 1953)
An Active Member of the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles, Kilpatrick was quite possibly a Founder of the CAC. At the very least, he joined the CAC prior to their second monthly meeting on Feb. 5, 1910. Kilpatrick was friends with and a student of William Wendt. The 3rd monthly meeting of the CAC was held at Kilpatrick’s home (Feb. 27, 1910). He was the first artist to work in Morro Bay, and was later elected an Associate of the National Academy. Kilpatrick passed away on Aug. 20, 1953. (LAT) (H) (M) (B, Nov. 1953) CAC Exhibitions: 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); Spring Exhibition (1918); 11th Annual (1920); 12th Annual (1921); 13th Annual (1922); 14th Annual (1923); 15th Annual (1924) (LAT – joined CAC prior to Feb. 13, 1910)
- KINEVAN, Lois (d. 1954)
Member, she passed away May 10, 1954. (B, June 1954)
- KINGSLEY, Eloise S.
Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
- KIRK, Frances C. (n.d.)
A painter and teacher, she lived in Hollywood from 1925-24. (Exh. with the CAC in 1920) (H) (M)
- KLEITSCH, Joseph (1882 – 1931)
Portraits included Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria and President Madero of Mexico. Moved to Laguna Beach in 1920 and was active in the art community there and in Los Angeles. (H)
- KLENCK, Daisy E.
Artist Member, lived in Burbank. (R, 1964)
- KLINKER, Orpha Mae (1891 – 1964)
Among the honors awarded her was Belgium’s Crois de Commandeur in 1941; known for her paintings and etchings of California landmarks, deserts and portraits.(Exh. with the CAC in 1936) (H) (M) (B, joined as an Artist Member, Feb. 1932)
- KLINKER, Zeno
Honorary Patron Member, lived in Hollywood. (R, 1964)
- KLOCK, Elin N.
Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
- KLUBER, Mary
Artist Member, lived in Beverly Hills. (R, 1964) (B, joined Jan. 1961)
- KNEETER, Gretchen, Sr.
Member, lived in Los Angeles. Served as 1st Vice-President. (letter) (1978-79 Roster & By-Laws)
- KNOTT, Arthur Harold DeWitt (1883 – 1977)
Studied at ASL and Pratt, he settled in Morro Bay, Calif. and was a founding member of the Carmel Art Association. CAC Exhibitions: Hollyhock House Opening Exhibition (1927); California Art Exhibit (1928, Bullock’s) (Exh. with the CAC 1922-30) (H) (M)
- KNOWLES, Joseph
(Exh. with the CAC in 1938) (M)
- KOCH, Jacob
Koch first appears with the CAC in the opening exhibit at Royar Gallery. CAC Exhibitions: Royar Gallery (1912)
- KOCHER, Fritz (1904 – 1973)
Resident of Los Angeles in 1929. (Exh. with the CAC 1935-37) (H) (M)
- KOHLER, Eleanore Kentner (1887 – 1967)
Painter and sculptor. (Exh. with the CAC s-1919) (H) (M)
- KOHLMEIER, Helen Louise (1882 – 1955)
Studied in L.A. with John H. Rich, E. Vysekal, and was friends with Kathryn Leighton. Kohlmeier first appears with the club during their 6th Annual. CAC Exhibitions: 6th Annual (1915) (Exh. with the CAC 1915-36) (H)
- KOSA, Emil Jean, Jr. (1903 – 1968)
Muralist, painter, lithographer. He studied at Cal Arts in L.A. as well as the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. He was a prolific painter and also worked as a special effects artist for Fox Studios for 35 years. CAC Exhibitions: 35th Annual (1944) (Exh. with the CAC 1936-41) (H) (M)
- KOSA, Emil Jean, Sr. (1876 – 1955)
He worked as an assistant to Mucha in Paris for 20 years; came to America in 1907 and settled in L.A. by 1922 with his son Emil Jr. (Exh. with the CAC in 1936 and 1938 – H) (M)
- KOSTER, Arthur
Artist Member, lived in Seal Beach. (R, 1964) (B, joined Jan. 1961)
- KOTOKU, Sheyei Yukie
A watercolorist, he lived in L.A. during the 1920’s and 30’s and studied at the School of Illustration and Painting. CAC Exhibitions: 11th Annual (1920); 12th Annual (1921); 13th Annual (1922); An Exhibition of the California Art Club of Los Angeles (1921, San Diego); 15th Annual (1924) (H) (M)
- KOVNER-GRODSKY, S.
Artist Member, lived in Hollywood. (R, 1964)
- KRASNOW, Peter (1886/7 – 1979)
Born in a small Ukranian village, Peter Krasnow moved to the U.S. in 1908 and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago where he met and married his wife Rose. A painter, sculptor (often of wood), and lithographer, Peter and Rose settled in Los Angeles in 1922 and he quickly became part of the independent group of California modernists that included Stanton MacDonald Wright. Krasnow designed a decorative archway at USC in 1927, titled Seated Knowledge, which was built by Gladding-McBean & Co. and is located in the main entrance at the Gwynn Wilson Student Union. Photographer Edward Weston donated some of his land to Krasnow in 1923 that allowed the painter to build a studio (and apparently a residence) – the address was 4323 Perlita Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039. The couple resided there – except during a brief period spent in France sometime in the early 1930s – until his death in 1979. (H)
- KREHM, William P. (1901 – 1968)
He lived in southern California starting in the 1930’s, and the landscapes around his home in Banning provided painting material. One of his teachers was Dana Bartlett. (H)
- KRUGER, E. W.
Member. (Feb. 27, 1979 letter)
- KURTZWORTH, Harry Muir (1887 – 1979)
Studied in NYC, Detroit, and Pennsylvania as well as at the Kansas City Art Institute. He authored books on industrial design and was the art director at LACMA from 1930-32. (H)
- KUSHNER, Ida R.
Member. (B, joined Feb. 1986)