Louis Macouillard was born in San Francisco, CA on Sept. 8, 1913 of French descent. Macoulllard graduated from Polytechnic High School and the CCAC (1934) followed by further study at the ASL in NYC. Returning to his native city, he became art director for the Velvetone Poster Company and maintained a studio on Hotaling Place. He began painting (mostly watercolors) scenes of San Francisco during the 1930s. During WWII he served in the Navy in the South Pacific and produced many artworks of that area which were featured in a six-page spread and cover of the October 1943 issue of Life magazine. As well as fine art, his work includes book illustrations and the designs of two U.S. postage stamps (Daniel Boone & San Antonio). He was also a s
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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