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 Jan Marinus Domela  (1894 - 1973)

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Lived/Active: California / Netherlands      Known for: landscape, marine, portrait painting

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Born in Amsterdam, Holland on Aug. 22, 1894. Domela (né Johan Domela Nieuwenhuis) arrived in San Francisco in 1915 during the excitement of the PPIE. Opting to become an artist, he studied at the CSFA and at the Los Angeles School of Illustration. Feeling the need for further training, in 1925 he returned to Holland and entered the Rijks Academy and continued at Académie Julian in Paris. In 1928 he returned to California and for 40 years worked in Hollywood in the art department of Paramount Studios for whom he created their mountain logo. His artwork on "The Ten Comandments" earned him an Academy Award. In his leisure he painted many plein air scenes in California, Oregon, Utah, and in Europe. Domela maintained a studio in Santa Monica until his death there on Aug. 1, 1973. Exh: LACMA, 1928; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1928; Santa Monica AA, 1929; Calif. Art Club, 1929; Younger Painters (LA), 1929.
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Jan Marinus Domela (1891-1973) was born in the Hague, Netherlands, on August 27, 1894. Domela studied at Rijks Academy in Amsterdam and at Academie Julian in Paris. By 1920 he had moved to San Francisco and, shortly thereafter, settled in Los Angeles.

From 1924-70, he worked in Hollywood in the art department of Paramount Studios. In his leisure he painted many scenes in California, Oregon, Utah, and in Europe. He maintained a studio in Santa Monica until his death there on August 1, 1973. The artist is also known as John Domela Nieuwenhuis.

Member: Younger Painters of LA; Painters Sculptors of L.A.

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