Born in NYC on Nov. 23, 1897. Monhoff moved to Los Angeles as a child. After serving in the U.S. Navy in WWI, he graduated from UC Berkeley in 1921 and studied art with Armin Hansen. His earlier oils and watercolors are representational but those done after the 1930s are more abstract. He did 44 etchings, many of the Southwest and Indians. He was an instructor at Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles (1926-50) and at the Pasadena Art Institute (1959). Monhoff died in Calistoga, CA on Oct. 11, 1975. At the time of his death, he was principal architect for Los Angeles County. Member: Calif. PM; Calif. Art Club; Chicago Society of Etchers. Exh: Monterey Peninsula Industries & Arts Expo, 1923; San Francisco Art Association, 1925; Calif.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Interview with the artist or his/her family; American Art Annual
1926-27; Who's Who in California
1942; Who's Who in American Art
1947-62; Southern California Artists
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