Category: 1917 – 1933, Mabel George Haig

Looking Back, 1917 – 1933

Mabel George Haig (1894 – 1977), and her husband Myron, moved to Whittier, California in 1914. Mabel pursued her art, becoming involved with the art colony in Laguna Beach. She became close friends with Anna Hills, who cofounded the Laguna Beach Art Association with Edgar Payne in 1918. Mabel exhibited at the Laguna Beach Art Gallery at least 28 times, beginning in 1921.

The Laguna Beach Art Gallery

The Laguna Beach Art Gallery opened in 1918. The gallery was managed by the Laguna Beach Art Association that formed soon after the gallery’s opening.Β  Edgar Payne was the Association’s first president, and Anna A. Hills, the
first vice president.

Main Beach, Laguna 1920

In 1920, about 300 people lived in Laguna Beach. People could β€œmotor” to Laguna Beach by driving through Laguna Canyon. Pacific Coast Highway from Newport Beach to Laguna was not completed until 1926.