Muralist, painter. Born in Switzerland in 1874.
After studying at the Fine Art Academy in Munich, Wildhaber immigrated to the U.S. in 1905. His first studio was in NYC; he then worked in Detroit before moving to Hollywood, CA in 1920.
A commission to paint murals in the Samarkand Hotel in Santa Barbara in 1923 was followed by work in other public buildings in southern California. His works are rare.
Exh: Artists Fiesta (LA), 1931; Oakland Art Gallery, 1933; GGIE, 1939; SFAA, 1941; Calif. WC Society, 1942-44. In: Hotel Pasadena, Moorish Room (mural). 11 SCA; Oakland Tribune, 12-111970.Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here