Dana Bartlett
(1882 – 1957)

Painter, etcher. Born in Ionia, MI on November 19, 1882. After studying at the Art Student’s League in New York City under William Merritt Chase and Charles Warren Eaton, Bartlett had a studio for a few years in Boston. He then moved to Portland, OR where he painted billboards for the Foster-Kleiser Company. About 1915 he briefly had a studio in San Francisco before making his final move to Los Angeles. He furthered his art training in Paris (1924) and held a successful solo show at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1927. The following year he opened an art gallery in Los Angeles where he exhibited not only his paintings but those of local artists. Bartlett was an important member of the southern California art community for over 40 years and a teacher at Chouinard School of Art. He was president of the California Art Club in 1922 and founder and first president of the California Watercolor Society. He died in Los Angeles on July 3, 1957. The decorative style of his plein air landscapes exemplifies the “Eucalyptus School.”

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Edan Milton Hughes, Artists in California 1786 – 1940

California Art Club (President, 1922-1923)
California Watercolor Society
Laguna Beach Art Association
Painters and Sculptors of Los Angeles