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
- VAN WOLF, Henry (1898-1982)
Sculptor. Born in Regensburg, Bavaria on April 14, 1898. Van Wolf studied in Europe. He was a resident of NYC in 1940 and then settled in Los Angeles where he remained until his demise on Sept. 1, 1982. Van Wolf was the founder and first President of the San Fernando Professional Artists’ Guild. His work includes war memorials, bronze busts, medals and door, including a CAC Gold Medal and the Edgar Simone Memorial Medal. (H) (Exh. with CAC 1944-52, prizes); Mary Jarrett, Foreward, Who’s Who in the California Art Club, Inc., Roster and By-Laws, 1984, 75th Anniversary Edition) (B, Apr. 1950 ; Medal – Oct. 1950, Mar., Apr. 1951, Apr. 1952) CAC Exhibitions: 35th Annual (1944).
- VAN ZANDT, Hilda Mutton (1892 – 1965)
Studied at UCLA in 1916. She gathered much of her painting subject matter from South America, Africa, and Spain. CAC Exhibitions: Hollyhock House Opening Exhibition (1927). (Exh. with the CAC 1919, s-1919.) (H) (M) (B)
- VAN YOUNG, Oscar (1906-1991)
Born in Vienna, he moved to California in 1940 after traveling and studying art in Europe and Russia. He painted Los Angeles street scenes, and taught at Otis Art Institute. (Autobiography of a Hollywood Artist, by Philip Paval, p.195)
- VASQUEZ, Anne
Artist Member, lived in Burbank. (R, 1964)
- VERNON, Arthur G. (1885-1919)
Active Member. Born in Vernon, CA into a pioneer family for whom the town is named. After studying art in Brittany and New York, Vernon returned to Los Angeles in 1917 as art critic for the Graphic. Working in oil and watercolor, he produced works which were avant garde by the art standards of his day He died of diabetes on Feb. 8, 1919. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition (1917). (H)
- VESLOCK, Elizabeth (1903-1997)
Born in Texas in 1903, Veslock moved to California in the early 1920’s. Living in Los Angeles she worked in oil, watercolor, and ceramics. A member of numerous art organizations, she also served on many of their boards. Her home was often the staging area for paintings going to and from various exhibitions around the Los Angeles area. Veslock died in Los Angeles in 1997. Artist Member. (Jeff Willmot, grandson); (R, 1964)
- VINCI, Carlo
Member, lived in Van Nuys. (Jan. 4, 1982 letter)
- VIVIAN, Calthea Campbell (1857 – 1943)
Studied at Crocker Art Gallery, UC Berkeley, Mark Hopkins Institute, and in Paris and England, and returned to teach at SJSU and CCAC. CAC Exhibitions: California Art Exhibit (1928, Bullock’s).
- VOLLMER, Grace
CAC Exhibitions: Hollyhock House Opening Exhibition (1927).
- VON DEWITZ, Arden (1915-2004)
Artist Member, lived in Redondo Beach. (R, 1964) Also a member of the Scandinavian American Art Society. He was “made one of the first Fellows of the California Art Club” (Morningside News-Advertiser, Sunday, Oct. 22, 1961, p.10), and was a member of the American Institute of Fine Arts. He authored How to Paint Rocks and Surf, Red Barns and Other Scenes, and A Fun Book on Acrylic Polymer Painting, all published by Walter Foster. Further biographical info is available here.
SCHNEIDAU, Christian (1893 – 1976)
After settling in L.A. in 1917, he operated the Von Schneidau School of Fine Art. While travelling in Alaska, he painted the Eskimos as well as two governors of that state. Von Schneidau first appears with the CAC during their Spring 1918 Exhibit. CAC Exhibitions: Spring Exhibition (1918).
- VON ZELL, Ethel Elliott
Artist Member, lived in Los Angeles. (R, 1964)
- VREELAND, Francis William (1879 – 1954)
Studied at the Cinncinnati Art Academy and the ASL in NYC under Bridgman. Active in Los Angeles in the mid-1920’s as a decorator, writer, lecturer and painter. He was the Director of Public Relations for the CAC in 1933, and was mentioned in a newspaper article as being a pallbearer at the funeral of Theodore Modra in 1930. (Exh. with the CAC 1925-26.)(H)
- VYSEKAL, Edouard Antonin (1890 – 1939)
A member of the CAC (first appearing in their 7th Annual), Vysekal was also a member of the Progressive Group (c.1926?). Mentioned in “Artistwocky,” from the Dec. 1928 issue of the CAC Bulletin. CAC Exhibitions: 7th Annual (1916). (Exh. with the CAC 1916-38.)
- VYSEKAL, Luvena Buchanan (1873 – 1954)
She and her huband Edouard moved to L.A. in 1914 to work on mural commissions. Director of the Vysekal Gallery in Hollywood. She first appears with the CAC (listed as Buchanan) in their 8th Annual Exhibit. CAC Exhibitions: 8th Annual (1917). (Exh. with the CAC 1917, 1919-20, 1922-29, s-1919; early Gold Medals.) (H) (M) Mentioned in “Artistwocky,” from the Dec. 1928 issue of the CAC Bulletin.