Born in San Francisco, CA on March 9, 1910. After dropping out at Stanford, Langdon studied at the CSFA. During the 1930s he shared a studio with Ralph Stackpole. The family ranch at Olema, CA was the subject of his mural in Coit Tower in which he painted his own likeness. After service in WWII, he abandoned his art career and moved down the peninsula to Palo Alto. He then worked in wholesale hardware until an aneurism of the brain ended his life on March 8, 1963. Exh: SFAA, 1937-39. Frescoes (SF): Coit Tower (Timber and Dairy Industries); SF Art Inst. Library (The Arts of Man); George Washington High School Library (Modern and Ancient Science).
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