Born in Findlay, OH on Nov. 17, 1908. After arriving in southern California as a teenager, French graduated from Hollywood High School. While at that school he was a champion swimmer. He
worked for several years at Technicolor and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. During WWII he worked for the war effort at Lockheed Aircraft. While on vacation, French died in NYC on Sept. 22, 1977. He was the husband of artist Pauline Hirst.
Exh: Orange Coast College, 1977 (memorial).
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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