Born in Los Angeles, CA on Feb. 22, 1909. Lewis studied architecture at USC. During the 1930s he had a home at 2260 Midlothian Drive in Pasadena and a studio in Laguna Beach. A self-taught artist, he worked in oil and watercolor and was partial to the color blue. In 1935 he moved to San Francisco and established a studio on Telegraph Hill. He died there on Aug. 2, 1979. Member: Calif. Art Club; San Diego FA Society; Calif. WC Society; Laguna Beach AA; Progressive Painters of So. Calif. (cofounder). Exh: LA Co. Fair, 1931; San Diego FA Gallery, 1932 (prize); Ebell Salon (LA), 1934, 1935 (1st prize); Santa Cruz Art League, 1934; San Diego Art Guild, 1934 (1st prize); Calif. WC Society, 1934, 1936 (1st prizes); LACMA, 1934, 1935 (1st prizes); 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
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