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 Monty Lewis  (1907 - 1997)

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Lived/Active: California      Known for: mural, genre-streets

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Born in Cardiff, Wales on Sept. 6, 1907. Lewis imigrated to NYC as a teenager. He studied art there at the ASL and taught until settling in San Diego in 1942. During WWII he worked as a draftsman in the aircraft industry. After the war he founded and was director of the Coronado School of Fine Arts until retirement in the 1980s. He died in Coronado, CA on Aug. 30, 1997. Exh: AIC, 1936; PAFA, 1937; San Diego FA Gallery, 1942-45.
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Who's Who in American Art 1936-62; Death record; San Diego Union-Tribune, 9-9-1997 (obituary).
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Founder and Director of the Coronado School of Fine Arts in Coronado, California, Monty Lewis was a painter of modernist murals, a designer and lecturer.

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