Construction of the first unit of the Whittier Art Center (Gallery) will be 36 X 36 feet facing East, so arranged that an ell can be added to the Southwest corner and then further galleries on the West end of the lot as the need develops.
The exhibit of Richard Munsell oil and water color paintings was proclaimed, “Years outstanding local one-man painting show”, by Arthur Millier, Los Angeles Times art critic. Richard Munsell was a California Art Club exhibiting Member, 1935 – 1938. He taught at the Chouinard Art Institute.
Sam Hyde Harris wins award in Whittier Art Association’s Competitive Member’s Exhibit.
Camera Club members remember the origin of the club’s name, “Circle of Confusion.”
Sueo Serisawa, Japanese-American artist, exhibits paintings at the gallery. Click article twice to enlarge.
Ceramic artist, Wayne Long, will visit major cities to give ceramics demonstrations. Wayne Long served as
Whittier Art Association president 1939-1940.
Paul Lauritz, Los Angeles artist, famous throughout the United States, exhibits at the gallery.
Note: Paul Lauritz is a member of The Society of Sanity in Art. He is elected California Art Club President,
Orpha Klinker, prominent Los Angeles artist exhibits paintings and etchings. One of her etchings is currently exhibited at the National Academy in New York.
Edgar Payne, a conservative painter, is internationally known for his landscape and marine paintings.
Sam Hyde Harris exhibits 14 paintings during January. He will give a demonstration of “how to paint an
oil painting…proceeding through each step”.
Clyde Forsythe, famous desert painter, exhibits through September at the Whittier Art Gallery. Plans are made for Mr. Forsythe to speak at the gallery’s open meeting with his friend, muralist Dean Cornwall.
Hanson Puthuff exhibits landscape paintings in oil. The artist’s friend, Sam Hyde Harris will speak on the “Life and Works of Hanson Puthuff at the open meeting.
Note: Hanson Puthuff painted the mural backgrounds for the animal dioramas in the Los Angeles
County Museum of History, Science, and Art. He is a member of the California Art Club.
Whittier Art Association Past President, Wayne Long, and Whittier artists Forrest Randall, Roger Hollenbeck, and Larken Vaught exhibit their artwork at the gallery.
More than 600 visitors from 16 cities visited the Servicemen Art Exhibit in January.
Ejner Hansen exhibits paintings. He was born in Denmark, and studied painting and sculpture in Copenhagen.
He praised the Whittier Art Gallery, which he said, “possesses great charm”. He is an instructor at Otis Art Institute, and a member of the California Art Club.
WAA Member’s exhibit Jury of Selection: Ida O’Keeffe, Larken Vaught, Richard Harris and Glen Nelson. Judges: John Hubbard Rich, Ejnar Hansen, Roscoe Shrader, Dean of Otis Art Institute.
Ben Messick, Disney artist and nationally recognized painter exhibits at the gallery. His work had been shown at
the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Smithsonian Institute, and the Carnegie Institute. His work is handled by the Francis Taylor Gallery in Beverly Hills.
The Circle of Confusion, Whittier’s Camera Club, received over 1300 entries for their Eleventh Annual Salon of Photography exhibit at the Whittier Art Gallery. Black and white prints and color slides were submitted. Entries
were received from Sweden, Denmark, Czechoslovakia, Belgium, and India.
The Circle of Confusion Camera Club exhibited their 11th Annual International Salon of Photography in February,
of 1948. The two week record of 2,875 visitors, attended the exhibit of prints at the Whittier Art Gallery and the display of color slides at the Jonathan Bailey School.
Edgar Starr exhibits water color and tempora paintings at the gallery through April. He was a color stylist and
artist for the Disney Studios, illustrating a children’s book [the Disney Big Golden Book, Bongo, in 1947].
The Whittier Art Gallery provides its first Jr. Art Exhibit, December 5 through January 2 of 1948. It was a
competitive exhibit of student artwork from the Whittier City Schools.
Originals of Currier and Ives prints, are shown at the gallery. There are 21 original prints in the valuable collection. The collection, used on the Travelers calendars since 1936, has been “on circuit among outstanding museums in the nation, and comes to Whittier from Aurora Illinois”.
The Circle of Confusion 12th Annual International Photo Salon exhibits 133 prints and 236 color slides selected
from nearly 1400 entries. Photographs were submitted from Canada, England, India, Portugal, Czechoslovakia, Belgium and Hungry.