Born in Los Angeles, CA on July 19, 1894. Van Aken was a lifelong resident of Los Angeles. He graduated from Manual Arts High School in 1914. He taught art in the public schools until shortly before his demise on Feb. 3, 1977.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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