Born in Michigan on Sept. 15, 1871. Penfield was on the staff of the New York Evening Journal during the 1890s and by 1919 had moved to Los Angeles. By the 1930s he was planning engineer in Santa Barbara. He died there on Oct. 15, 1962.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; Southern California Artists
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