Born in Augsburg, Germany Nov. 17, 1901. Stolz was raised in Munich and studied at the university there before immigrating to the U.S. in 1927. He lived in Michigan until 1930 when he settled in Berkeley, CA. After studying at the CCAC, he began painting in 1934. During the Depression he worked on various art projects for the WPA and as a draftsman for the Bechtel Corporation from 1950 until retirement in 1971. Stolz continued to paint until his demise in Berkeley on Dec. 9, 1989. Working in oil, watercolor, and acrylic, he painted in a style akin to the German Impressionist School. Exh: SFAA, 1937; GGIE, 1939; St Mary's College (Moraga), 1970s (solo).
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Index of Artists Supplement
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