Martin V. Shaff was born on a farm in Michigan on Aug. 28, 1865. By 1900 Shaff had moved to Los Angeles and established a photography studio. He later worked as a carpenter while painting in his leisure. He was one of the earliest members of the Eagle Rock art colony. He died in Placer County, CA on Dec. 12, 1942.
Exh: Eagle Rock Artists, 1930.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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