Ernest Emilio Lanzi was born in Bern, Switzerland on June 30, 1884. Lanz (né Emilio Lanzi) studied at the Swiss Academy of Art in Bern and in Paris at Ecole des Beaux Arts, Julian and Colorossi academies.
While in Paris, he studied anatomy at Sorbonne University. By 1931 he had settled in Los Angeles. During the Depression he was employed at Schenck's Music House and taught at Keszthelyi Art Academy. He died in in Los Angeles on May 6, 1965.
His work includes desert landscapes, portraits, still lifes, ethnic and religious genre.
Member: California Art Club; Painters & Sculptors of Los Angeles.
Exhibited: Greek Theater (Los Angeles), 1954.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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