Painter, muralist Henry Lovins was born in Russia on March 12,
1883. He studied at the New York School of Fine Arts and was head
of the Denver School of Art before moving to Los Angeles in 1911. During 1917-21 he lived in San Diego.
He was a pupil of Jean Mannheim, William Merritt Chase, Robert Henri
and Edgar L. Hewett.
His artworks were often influenced by Aztec and Mayan designs.
He taught at various art schools in the Los Angeles area including the
College of Fine Arts, School of Art & Design, and was founder and
director of the Hollywood Art Center School.
He was married to model Eleanor Johnson who later divorced him.
Lovins died in Los Angeles on March 19, 1960 and is buried
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