Born in California on May 24, 1910. Wattles had settled in Glendale by 1932. During the Depression he appears to have abandoned his art career; during the last part of his life he was a consulting engineer for Ticor Title Insurance. Wattles died in Orange, CA on Jan. 22, 1985.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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