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Ferdinand Sersen

 (1890 - 1962)
Ferdinand M. (Fred) Sersen was active/lived in California.  Ferdinand Sersen is known for watercolor coastal and desert view painting.

Biography   Ferdinand Sersen


A painter, Ferdinand Sersen was born in Czechoslovakia on Feb. 24, 1890.  'Fred' Sersen came to the U.S. at age 17.  He first studied at the Los Angeles School of Art and Design and continued at the Portland (OR) Art Academy and San Francisco Institute of Art. 

While at the latter, the Canadian government commissioned him to produce a mural for the Panama Pacific International Exposition.  He painted a series of cityscapes of San Francisco before returning to Los Angeles.

Most of his career was spent as head of the special effects department at 20th Century Fox where he was nominated for nine Academy Awards and received two Oscars.  The subjects of his oils and watercolors include c

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"


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