Oscar Harrison Medlock was born in Kelso, Washington on April 1, 1895, Medlock studied at the Otis Art Institute in 1923-26. He then worked in Los Angeles for MGM Studios as a Matt Shot artist on and off, until the early 1940s. He was known as a sky artist and worked on National Velvet, the Wizard of Oz and several Westerns. He died in Sweet Home, Oregon in January 1980.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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