Joseph Morgan Henninger
(1906 – 1999)

A student at the Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis, Joseph Henninger was an illustrator, painter and cartoonist, known for street scenes and aerospace genre. He studied in New York at the National Academy of Design and with Lucien Simon in Paris. From 1933, he was a resident of Los Angeles where he was an instructor at the Art Center School and worked doing illustration. He also did mural work in the 1930’s in Tempe, Arizona for the library of Arizona State Teachers College. He hated the project, calling it “sixteen feet of torture.” A member of the California Watercolor Society,he painted in that state as well as other surrounding states. He died in Pacific Palisades on March 7, 1999.

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California Art Club (President, 1965)
California Watercolor Society