John Vance Blackman was born in Kansas on July 27, 1899. Blackman settled in Los Angeles with his family in 1908. During the 1920s and early 1930s he had a studio there in the Majestic Theatre Bldg. He then had a studio in San Francisco in the Mills Bldg through 1936. Returning to Los Angeles, he was art director for Getty Oil Company until shortly before his death on Dec. 18, 1977.
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