Charles Everett McKinley Jr. was born in Rock Island, Illinois on April 6, 1916. McKinley was active in the Los Angeles art scene until enter the Army at the onset of WWII.
A flying instructor, he died in a plane crash in Missouri on Nov. 16, 1942. He married to heiress Hazel Guggenheim.
Exh: Los Angeles Art Ass'n, 1941; Zeitlin Gallery (Los Angeles), 1941; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1942.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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