Born in Waterloo, IA on Feb. 19, 1904. Peticolas was active in Los Angeles in the 1920s and 1930s. While at USC, he studied with Merrell Gage Gutzon Borglum. During the Depression years he worked on the Federal Art Project and fulfilled many important municipal commissions in southern California. He died in Los Angeles on May 3, 1956. Exh: Sunset Chamber of Commerce (LA), 1924; LACMA, 1930; Calif. Art Club, 1933-40; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1930-53; Palos Verdes Library, 1932, 1935; LA County Fair, 1933; Whittier Art Gallery, 1934; Biltmore Salon (LA), 1941; LA AA, 1946; Duncan Vail Gallery (LA), 1955. In: Frank Wiggins Trade School, LA (statue); Inglewood, San Fernando, and Colton Post Offices (decorative panels); Newman Park, Ri
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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