Dana Bartlett (1882-1957). Dana Bartlett was born in Ionia, Michigan, on November 19, 1882. After studying at the Art Students League in New York City under William Merritt Chase and Charles Warren Eaton, he had a studio for a few years in Boston. He then moved to Portland, Oregon, where he painted billboards for the Foster-Kleiser Company. About 1915, Dana Bartlett briefly had a studio in San Francisco before making his final move to Los Angeles. He furthered his art training in Paris (1924) and held a successful solo show at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1927. The following year Dana Bartlett opened an art gallery in Los Angeles where he exhibited not only his paintings but those of other local artists. His decorative style exemplifies the “Eucalyptus School.” As well as Plein air landscapes, he also painted nocturnes and scenes from his travels in Europe. Bartlett was an active member of the southern California art community for over forty years and a teacher at Chouinard School of Art. Dana Bartlett died in Los Angeles on July 3, 1957.
Member: California Art Club, (president, 1922); California Watercolor Society (founder and president); Laguna Beach Art Ass’n; California Printmakers Society; Painters & Sculptors of Los Angeles; Decorative Arts Society. Exhibited: Greek Theatre (Los Angeles), 1952, 1955 (medals). Works held: Southwest Museum (Los Angeles); Orange County (CA) Museum; California State Library; Huntington Library (San Marino); Hollywood High School; George Washington High School (Los Angeles); Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
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