Born in Carson City, NV on May 26, 1880. An inventor by profession, Sweetland's most famous creations were the oil filter for the automobile, electrical timer, and electric eye. In 1929 he hired architect Frederick Reimers to build for him a 45-room Tudor-style mansion in the hills of Piedmont near Oakland. By the 1930s Sweetland had taken up painting and had an office in San Francisco. He died there on Nov. 15, 1950. Exh: Bohemian Club, 1935-46; Society for Sanity in Art, CPLH, 1939-42.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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