Born in Indiana on Feb. 24, 1868 of Danish parents, Gustav Magnussen studied art in Europe. He was a resident of San Francisco in 1900 and about 1902 settled in Los Angeles.
During the 1930s he had a studio on Balboa Island in Newport Harbor.
He died in Balboa, California on Sept. 23, 1944. His rare works include landscapes, portraits, and miniatures.
California State Fair, 1930
Laguna Beach Art Association
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
City Directory; Southern California Artists
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