Born in Sacramento, CA on Aug. 30, 1912. Erickson began painting as a child. When in his teens he moved to southern California and later worked as an animator for MGM, Disney and Universal Studios. A self-taught artist, many of his oils, pastels and acrylics have horse themes expressed in minimal and geometric designs. Erickson lived in Hollywood, CA until his death on Oct. 15, 1996.
Exh: LA Co. Fair, 1931; LA AA, 1930s; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1935; Santa Barbara Museum, 1944; Artists of LA, LACMA, 1944, 1945; SFMA, 1946 (Phelan Award); Pasadena AA, 1950; Biltmore Gallery (LA), 1977 (solo). In: LA City Hall.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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