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 Douglas Donaldson  (1882 - 1972)

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Lived/Active: California/Michigan      Known for: craftsman-silver jewelry, enameling

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Born in Detroit, MI on Aug. 24, 1882. Donaldson studied at Columbia University, Rudolph Schaeffer in San Francisco and under E. A. Batchelder at Handicraft Guild School in Minneapolis. At the latter he taught metal work and jewelry design for four years. He arrived in Los Angeles in 1909 to teach at Batchelder's School of Design. By 1911 he was head of the crafts department at Manual Arts High School and in 1918 joined the staff at Otis Art Institute. He later taught summer classes to art teachers in his home while acting as color consultant for local architects. Donaldson died in Hollywood, CA on Nov. 15, 1972. Member: So. Calif. Art Teacher's Ass'n (pres. 1928); Calif. Art Club. Exh: Blanchard Hall (LA), 1914; Calif-Panama Expo (San Diego), 1915 (gold medal for applied arts installation); Arts & Crafts Society (LA), 1924; Long Beach Expo, 1928 (silver medal). In: Carnegie Inst.; Detroit Inst. of Art; AIC.
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure); Fine Arts Journal, Nov. 1914; American Art Annual 1930-32; Who's Who in American Art 1936-53; Interview with the artist or his/her family; Death record.
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