Born in Pittsburgh, PA on Aug. 23, 1893. Hatfield grew up and was educated in his native city and in St Louis, but as an artist he remained self taught. At age 18 he became an apprentice in a Chicago art firm, and in 1919 established his own art business there. During the early 1920s he lectured, sold art, and exhibited across the U.S. In 1925 he opened the Dalzell Hatfield Gallery in Los Angeles in the Ambassador Hotel. The gallery, which handled European and American art, was run by Hatfield until his death on July 13, 1963. He was known to use the pseudonym Jason Field. Member: LA Businessmens' Club; Calif. Art Club. Exh: Ebell Club (LA), 1932. In: Orange Co. (CA) Museum.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; Southern California Artists
(Nancy Moure); American Art Annual
1933; Who's Who in American Art
1936-41; Who's Who in California
1942; Artists of the American West
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