(1873 - 1957)
William Galen Doss was active/lived in California, Illinois. William Doss is known for landscape and seascape painting.
Biography William Doss
William Galen Doss was one of the earliest artists that settled in Laguna Beach having arrived there in 1922. As a founding member, he became known as the "Dean of the Laguna Beach Artist Colony". Born in Illinois both of his parents died when he was nine years old. After having lived in Michigan he made the move to California after corresponding with young cousins.
The glowing accounts of the state compelled him to relocate. He arrived in Los Angeles in 1904. A newspaper interview with Doss recalled his love for art even as a child. He couldn't recall a time when he wasn't without a bunch of brushes and paint in his hands. His first oil painting at the age of ten was of his favorite horse. The art
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