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Lester Bonar

 (1896 - 1973)
Lester M. Bonar was active/lived in California, Arizona.  Lester Bonar is known for landscape and coastal marine painting.

Lester Bonar

Lester M. Bonar (1896-1973)

Born in Phoenix, Arizona on March 30, 1896, Bonar received his training in art from the University of California, Los Angeles and continued his studies in watercolor with  Sam Hyde Harris, and others. He became a landscape painter in oil and watercolor, especially of scenes around San Pedro, California, where he settled in the 1920s.  He served in World War I in France under General John J Pershing.

For over 30 years, Bonar taught at Alhambra High School.

Early in his career, he worked almost exclusively with oil, but in the 1940s changed to watercolor, which he exhibited at local venues.

Bonar was a member of the California Art Club, the Desert Art Center, Glend  ...  Displaying 750 of 1365 characters.

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About  Lester Bonar

Born:  1896 - Phoenix, Arizona
Died:   1973 - San Pedro, California
Known for:  landscape and coastal marine painting