biografía de Elmer WACHTEL (1864-1929)

Lugar de nacimiento: Baltimore

Lugar de defunción: Guadalajara, Mexico

Direcciones: Lanark, IL; Pasadena, CA, 1882-

Profesión: Landscape painter, illustrator, craftsperson, teacher

Estudios: briefly at ASL; criticism from W.M. Chase; London.

Exposiciones: Calif. Midwinter Int. Expo, 1894; Corcoran Gal. annual, 1907; LACMA, 1915 (solo). Awards: Mark Hopkins Inst., 1902, 1906

Asociaciones: Los Angeles AA (co-founder); Ten Painters of Calif.

Obra: Laguna Mus. Art

Comentarios: He is considered one of the foremost landscape painters of Southern Calif., whose work was well received by his contemporaries. In 1888 he was first violin for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, sketching in his spare time, until he had enough money to go to NYC and study art. Married Marion K. Wachtel (see entry) in 1904, and moved to a studio on Mt. Washington; then again near the Sierra Madre. Together they took many painting excursions in a specially outfitted car.

Fuentes: WW27; Hughes, Artists of California, 583; P&H Samuels, 506; 300 Years of American Art, 580.

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