Born in New York on Aug. 12, 1906. During the late 1920s Pierce was a cartoonist and columnist for newspapers in San Francisco and Los Angeles. In 1930 he and Alfred Dupont were commissioned to paint murals in the Hotel William Taylor in San Francisco. He died in Los Angeles on Feb. 19, 1972.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
SF Chronicle, 1-12-1930. Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here