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.
Portrait photograph of Mabel Herriman (right) and one of her daughters, Mabel "Toots" Herriman (1903-1962), or Barbara "Bobbie" Herriman (1908-1939), seated on a bench and leaning back to look towards the viewer