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James McNary

 (1896 - 1972)
James Roland McNary was active/lived in California.  James McNary is known for landscape.

Biography   James McNary


James Roland McNary was born in Pennsylvania on Feb. 10, 1896. McNary settled in San Diego about 1922. During the 1920s and 1930s he and his wife operated a motel in Old Town. He studied art with Nicolai Fechin and Alfred Mitchell while a student at San Diego State College. For 20 years he taught art in the San Diego public schools. McNary died in nearby El Cajon on March 28, 1972.

Member: San Diego Businessmen's Art Club; San Diego FA Society; SW AA; La Jolla Art Center; National City AA; Foothills AA (founder); Coronado AA.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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