Portrait of Leo Katz standing next to his "Youth Arisen" mural panel. The photograph was taken in the lobby of the Frank Wiggins Trade School (now LA Trade Tech) at the time that he completed his mural panels on the theme of the history of the uses of tools serving the creative and destructive passions of man within the context of the Toltec and Aztec cultures.
Photograph of George Sprague, probably the architect, seated at a piano with sheet music titled "Santly's Successful Songs." There is a painting on the wall behind him and a vase of flowers on the piano.
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
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.
Paul Starrett Sample was an American artist who portrayed life in New England in the middle of the 20th Century with a style that showed elements of Social Realism and Regionalism. He went to Los Angeles in the 1920's to study at Otis Art Institute, and was on the faculty of the University of Southern California in the school of architecture from 1926 to 1938, when he left to assume a teaching position at Dartmouth College.
Portrait photograph of William Penhallow Henderson wearing a cowboy hat, vest, tie and trousers, leaning against a post at an out building his Pueblo Revival home, with the main house visible in the distance. The house is located at 555 Camino del Monte Sol.
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.
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.
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.