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John Theiss

 (1863 - 1932)
John William Theiss was active/lived in California, Ohio.  John Theiss is known for landscape painting, etching.

Biography   John Theiss


A watercolorist and etcher, John Theiss was born in Zelienople, Pennsylvania on September 20, 1863.

Theiss received a degree from Concordia College in Fort Wayne, IN in 1882 and graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary in St Louis in 1886.  He was a Lutheran minister in Madisonville, OH (1886-89), Portland, OR (1889-93), and Santa Rosa, CA (1894-1904).

Theiss began painting in 1901 and remained a self-taught artist except for ten lessons with Lorenzo Latimer and criticism from Antony Anderson.  He painted landscapes of the Sonoma Hills and Yosemite until 1904 when he moved to Los Angeles into a studio-home at 1308 E. 46th Street.

Active in southern California until the mid-1920s, he

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Southern California Artists; Aristis of the American West (Doris Dawdy) ; Santa Rosa Press Democrat, 11-22-1913; American Art Annual 1917-33; San Francisco Chronicle, 34-1932 (obit).

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