Born in Kutna Hora, Czechoslovakia on March 17, 1890 into a family of
artists. Edouard Vysekal began his art studies in Prague and, after
joining his father in St Paul, MN in 1907, studied at the AIC under
Vanderpoel, and later with Stanton MacDonald-Wright, Harry M. Walcott,
and Morgan Russell.
He taught at the Art Institute from 1912-14 and married one of his
pupils, Luvena Buchanan. In 1914 the couple came west to execute
a mural commission in the Barbara Worth Hotel in El Centro, CA.
Opting to remain in California, he established a studio home in the
He taught in Los Angeles at the Art Students League, and from 1922-39
at Otis Art Institute. Vysekal's bold, modern figur
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"American Art Annual
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1936-41; Southern California Artists
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