Painter, woodcarver. Born near St Polten, Austria on Sept. 8, 1870. Zimmerman (né Carolus Zimmermann) immigrated to the U.S. in 1906 and soon settled in southern California. With a home in Pasadena, he worked in Los Angeles doing architectural and furniture woodcarving for wealthy residents. He also taught woodcarving in the public schools of Santa Ana. He later had a studio-home in Laguna Beach at 1130 N. Coast Blvd and died there on Sept. 8, 1947. An Impressionist, he used a light palette and small brush strokes to create landscapes of southern California and Yosemite. (Do not confuse with the Ohio painter, Carl John Zimmerman who was never in California.)
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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