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Jake Lee

 (1915 - 1991)
Jake Lee was active/lived in California.  Jake Lee is known for townscape, harbors, illustrator.

Biography  
Jake Lee


Jake Lee was born in Monterey, California on October 23, 1915 of Chinese parents. As a child Lee began painting scenes of the Chinese communities and the fisherman of Monterey.  After graduating from San Jose State College in California, he studied at the Otis Art Institute and with Dong Kingman.  His watercolors are a blending of occidental and Oriental techniques.

By the early 1940s he had settled in Los Angeles, where he gave demonstrations at art clubs and taught at Brandes Art Institute.  He died in Los Angeles on September 13, 1991.

Exhibitions:
Pasadena Art Institute, 1946
Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, 1954
California Watercolor Society, 1944-55
Aaron Bros Gallery in Los Ange

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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About  Jake Lee

Born:  1915 - Monterey, California
Died:   1991 - Los Angeles, California
Known for:  townscape, harbors, illustrator