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William Mayo

 (1923 - 1944)
William Mayo was active/lived in California.  William Mayo is known for Portrait painting.

Biography   William Mayo


William Mayo was born in Houston, TX in 1923.  "Bill" Mayo moved to California as a teenager.  While a star track and field athlete at Hollywood High School, he studied painting with Charles Bensco.  By age 16 he was a skilled painter.  He received scholarship offers to Princeton and Columbia universities, but joined the Air Force at the onset of WWII.  He was killed in action in 1944. 

Exh:  Laguna Beach AA, 1939-40; American Artists Congress, 1940; Society for Sanity in Art, 1939-41. 

Works in held in Public Places:  East Texas State University.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
 LA Times, 10-7-1939.

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