Ralph Troth Willis was born in Leesylvania, VA on March 1, 1876. Willis studied at the ASL in NYC, CGA, and Académie Julian in Paris. He worked in NYC and Westport, CT prior to settling in southern California in the mid-1920s. He lived in Encinitas and Hollywood until his death on Feb. 1, 1955. Member: Calif. Art Club. In: Library of Congress; Pomona Bldg & Loan Ass'n (mural); Angeles Temple (LA).
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
AAW; AAA 1909-33; WWAA 1936-41; WWPC 1947; CA&A; LA Times, 2-2-1955 (obit).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