Lyle Reynolds Wheeler was born in Massachusetts on Feb. 12, 1905. Wheeler moved to Los Angeles with his family in 1914. He was a resident of La Jolla in 1932 and, at that time, a painter. He soon was an art director for Columbia Studios, a position he held for 55 years. He died in Los Angeles on Jan. 10, 1990.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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