(1890 - 1969)
Otis Oldfield was active/lived in California. Otis Oldfield is known for paintings-mod figure, regional scene, graphics.
The following was submitted February 2005 by Jayne Oldfield Blatchly, daughter of the artist and trustee of the Otis Oldfield Estate and Archives.
Born in Sacramento, California, third child of the master grainer for the Southern Pacific Railroad, Otis Oldfield left school in 1906 to apprentice at a local print shop. Next he job-hopped on the railroads from Nevada to Montana and Idaho. He then enrolled in Best's Art School, San Francisco in 1909, working nights as a bellhop at the Argonaut Hotel and the Cliff House.
He sailed for France in 1911, where in Paris he attended Academie Julian until 1913. In France during the World War I, he learned bookbinding while residing in Bouffemont. By 1919, he was back in Paris living ... Displaying 750 of 10446 characters.