Eric F. Burtis was born in San Francisco, CA on Nov. 30, 1884 into a pioneer
family. Burtis was the grandson of Mrs. Muddy Boley who ran a rooming house on the site of what
is now the Palace Hotel. A retired insurance executive who sculpted in his leisure, he died in
Los Angeles on Jan. 12, 1960.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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