Born in Marietta, OH on Aug. 11, 1867. Bosworth went to sea when quite young and at age 15 arrived in San Francisco where he found work as an actor. Due to ill health, he spent nine years in Denver and the deserts of the Southwest in a tent-like existence. He was a self-taught artist except for a brief period of study with Charles Partridge Adams in Colorado. Around the turn of the century, he settled in Los Angeles. It was during this period that he was most active as an artist while working in motion pictures as an actor, director, and writer of scenarios. Bosworth died in La Canada, CA on Dec. 20, 1943. Exh: Painters Club (LA), 1906-07; Steckel Gallery (LA), 1906, 1907.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Artists of the American West
(Doris Dawdy); Southern California Artists
(Nancy Moure); California State Library (Sacramento); Who's Who in California
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