Group portrait of William Sachtleben (3rd from L) with his Humber bicycle and an Acropolis guard, Thomas Allen with his bicycle and an Acropolis guard, and a 5th man on the L, posing on the spot where the statue of Athena Promachos once stood. The 2 guards wear traditional Greek dress including a white pleated foustanella. A panoramic view of Athens is visible in the background.
This photograph was most probably taken in 1895, when William Sachtleben was in Turkey to investigate the disappearance of cyclist Frank Lenz who had last been seen near Erzurum. Notes accompanying negatives indicate that during this trip, Sachtleben was in Bursa and travelled from Trabzon to Erzurum. Sachtleben's 1891 photographs of his bicycle tour across Asia have a circular format.
View of the upper half of an unidentified man wearing a shirt and tie and suit trousers, holding a cigarette and looking out a screen door. A porch railing and tree leaves are visible outside the door.
Jacob Asanger immigrated to the United States from Bavaria in the late 1800's and settled in Los Angeles. He studied at the Los Angeles School of Art and Design and became a landscape painter, poster artist, etcher, craftsman and art teacher
Stanley Reckless was born Stanley Zbytniewski. In 1913 he enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), studied under Daniel Garber. In 1915, 1916 he was awarded 2 Cresson Traveling Scholarships, and traveled to Paris, enrolling briefly at the Academie Julian. In 1920 he moved to Lumberville, Pennsylvania and started exhibiting at PAFA, the National Academy of Design, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. In 1924 he settled in New Hope, Pennsylvania, where he painted the landscape and shared a studio with Charles Hargens. In 1930 he moved to California where he painted portraits of members of the film industry. He co-founded the Art Center School in Los Angeles.
Jacob Asanger immigrated to the United States from Bavaria in the late 1800's and settled in Los Angeles. He studied at the Los Angeles School of Art and Design and became a landscape painter, poster artist, etcher, craftsman and art teacher.
Photographic portrait of artist Stanley Reckless wearing a white shirt and tie and seated in his studio. Visible behind him are 2 small paintings on the wall, the backs of 2 or 3 paintings and a jar filled with paint brushes.
This is probably George Newman Sprague, an architect who earned his Master's Degree in Architecture from Harvard University, opened his office in Los Angeles in 1930, taught at USC and the Art Center, married Katherine Devlin in 1931, and who lived in Chadd's Ford, PA from 1947 on. Will Connell taught at the art Center during the time that Sprague was there.
Franz Geritz, painter, printmaker, illustrator, writer and educator, was born in Budapest, Hungary. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1909, and graduated from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland where he studied with Perham Nahl, Zavier Martinez and Frank Van Sloun. He taught block printing at the University of California Extension, Los Angeles for ten years; created block prints of views in Yosemite, Shasta, Mono Lake and Zion; was a member of the California Society of Etchers and California Printmakers; exhibited in group shows and had a solo exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum in 1926. His work is represented in collections of the Library of Congress, the Brooklyn Museum and many city and county libraries in California.
Photograph of Dave Whyte, Darryl Zanuck, Lucian Hubbard and Raymond Griffith, of the Los Indiens polo team, posing on their horses with their mallets raised. They wear t-shirts with the Indian head nickel image on the front.
Sheldon Parsons studied at the National Academy of Design and was a successful portrait artist in New York City from 1896 to 1912. He moved to Santa Fe around 1912, became a founding member of the Santa Fe colony of artists and changed from portrait painting to landscape painting.