Born in Los Gatos, CA on Sept. 22, 1889. William was the nephew of artist Raymond Dabb Yelland. The younger Yelland studied architecture at UC Berkeley under John Galen Howard and at the University of Pennsylvania. By the early 1930s he had an office in Oakland in the Financial Center Bldg and a home in nearby Kensington. His architecture was inspired by the quaint villages of France. The many "Mother Goose" or "Hansel and Gretel" homes near UC Berkeley are of his design as are the Normandy Village and Tupper & Reed Music Store. His architecture earned him an honor award from the A.I.A. in 1927. In his leisure Yelland painted landscapes which he exhibited in the San Francisco Bay area. His address was Kensington, CA at the time of h
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; Interview with the artist or his/her family; SF Chronicle, 8-4-1993.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