Painter, muralist, etcher. Born in Grass Valley, CA on Sept. 15, 1857. The Stantons moved to San Francisco when John was quite young and lived on a ranch in the Mission District. After graduating from St Ignatius High School, he enrolled at the local School of Design and in 1888 furthered his art studies in Paris under Laurens and De Chavannes. After four years abroad, he returned to San Francisco and became chief administrator of the Midwinter Fair in 1894. His studio in the 600 block of Clay Street was presided over by an American Indian valet who dressed in tribal attire. Stanton taught at the School of Design for 26 years. In 1904 he and his family moved down the peninsula to Palo Alto and resided at 409 Melville Avenue. He made monotypNearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here
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