Born in Salt Lake City, UT on April 7, 1901. While a resident of San Francisco in 1928-41, Emerson worked for the Examiner
. He was a WPA artist and worked on the murals in Coit Tower. He worked with Diego Rivera in San Francisco in the 1930s.
He died in his native city in March 1973.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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