John Raymond Bannister was born in California on Oct. 21, 1893. Bannister settled in San Francisco in 1912. While in the art department of the Chronicle, he studied at the Institute of Art. He died in San Francisco on June 8, 1957.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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