John Louis Sturm was born in Alameda, CA on July 17, 1908. Sturm worked in San Francisco at Schmidt Lithograph Company from the late 1920s. At age 26 he fatally shot himself in Golden Gate Park on Aug. 27, 1934.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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