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|Born in New York City on June 29, 1918, John Coakley settled in Los
Angeles with his family in 1925. For many years he was president
of the Backings Corporation which provided television and motion
picture scenery. |
Primarily a watercolorist, he painted landscapes of the High Sierra and
the desert near Palm Springs as well as urban scenes with boats and
Coakley died in Los Angeles of heart failure on Feb. 6, 1970.
Exhibition: California Water Color Society, 1947-48.
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
City Directory; Interview with the artist or his/her family; Death record.
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|Biography from California Watercolor:|
|John Coakley (1918 - 1970) |
Born: New York City, NY; Studied: Chouinard Art Institute (Los
Angeles); Member: California Water Color Society. When John Coakley was
a teenager, his family moved to Southern California. After studying art
in Los Angeles, he worked as an artist at the M.G.M. Studios and the
Twentieth Century-Fox Studios.
From the mid 1930s until the late 1960s, he exhibited watercolors locally
Interview with Marie Coakley, 1996
Biography courtesy of California Watercolors 1850-1970,
©2003 Hillcrest Press, Inc.
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