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Donald Harper Works

 (1897 - 1949)
Donald Harper Works was active/lived in California, South Dakota.  Donald Works is known for landscape-industrial-waterfront.

Donald Harper Works

Donald Harper Works was born in Huron, SD on April 4, 1897.  Works moved with his family to Minnesota as a child and resided in Minneapolis and St Paul.  After attending Shattock Military School, he majored in architecture at Minnesota University and served in WWI.  He worked as an architect in St Louis before settling in San Francisco in the 1920s. 

While studying art at the California School of Fine Art, he worked for architect Julia Morgan.  In 1928 he traveled to New York where he was assistant to James M. Hewlett on the murals for the Bank of New York and Manhattan.  Returning to San Francisco in 1929, he established the Art Center and shared studios with Jacques Schnier and Rinaldo Cuneo. In 1933

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; Interview with the artist or his/her family.

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About  Donald Harper Works

Born:  1897 - Huron, South Dakota
Died:   1949 - San Anselmo, California
Known for:  landscape-industrial-waterfront