Don Louis Perceval
(1908 - 1979)
Don Louis Perceval was active/lived in California. Don Perceval is known for western scene and desert landscape painting, illustration.
Biography Don Louis Perceval
Born in Woodford, Essex, England, Don Perceval became a noted Southwest painter of landscape and its dwellers.
His art talent was encouraged by his mother, a recognized painter in England. His family moved to Los Angeles, California where he was raised, and he became fascinated by the early history of the state. He attended the Pasadena Military Academy and Chouinard Art School where he was a student of Nelbert Chouinard and F.T. Chamberlain.
By age 19, he was making sketching trips into the desert, and in 1927 was first in Arizona where he became enamored of Hopi and Navajo Indians and their way of life and traditions. He began illustrating books and became an expert in the history of cattle brands and hors
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