Born in San Francisco, CA on Jan. 14, 1912. By the 1920s Gantner was painting scenes of his native city and studying at Stanford University. He was a color photography expert in Hollywood before going to London in 1938. A mental breakdown in the 1950s curtailed his art career. He died in San Francisco on Jan. 8, 1996.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Interview with the artist or his/her family; Death record.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