Julian Garnsey

     11th CAC President

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Julian Ellsworth Garnsey
(1887 – 1969)

Watercolorist, muralist. Born in New York City on September
25, 1887, the son of muralist Elmer Garnsey. The younger Garnsey was a
graduate of Harvard University and the Art Students League in New York
City followed by study in Paris under Jean-Paul Laurens and Richard Miller.
After assisting his father on mural commissions for several years, he
acted as president of the Art Students League from 1915-1917 and then
served in the Army during the last months of World War I. Upon discharge,
he settled in southern California as a resident of Los Angeles and Hermosa
Beach. During the 1930’s he further studied under Stanley Reckless at
Chouinard Art School. By the 1940’s he had returned to the east coast
where he served as director of the Beaux Arts Institute of Design in New
York City. He was active in Scarsdale, NY and Princeton, NJ until his
death in the latter in December 1969.

~ Edan Milton Hughes, Artists in California
1786 – 1940

Architects League of New York
California Art Club (President, 1930)
California Watercolor Society
Century Association (NYC)

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