1939 - 1945, Built to be a Gallery

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Art Landy’s painting, The Red Car, receives first place in water colors. β€œThe Red Car” creator must have hunted diligently through all California to find the ugliest combination of hill, houses, fence and vegetation, and then stuck a sadly drawn electric car with a gigantic power pole thrust up its middle smack in the center of the hill of horrors…”

Note:  The description of β€œThe Red Car” painting by Art Landy, was likely written by Mabel Haig. Her humorous, descriptive wit shows up in many articles.

This painting could have been Art Landy’s way of expressing the end to the electric Red Car travel. By the early 1940s traveling by bus had replaced the Red Car.  One reason the Whittier Art Association’s Board of directors chose the lot on Painter Ave. was because it was across the street from a bus stop.

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