to review some of the paintings we've recently purchased by
Dana Bartlett (1882-1957)
Born: Ionia, MI
Studied: Art Students League (New York)
Member: California Water Color Society.
Dana Bartlett studied with William Merritt Chase in New York, and worked as a commercial artist for the Foster and KJeiser Company in Oregon before moving to Los Angeles in 1915. He was one of the original fourteen artists to exhibit in the first California Water Color Society show in 1921 and was the Society's first president. Many of Bartlett's watercolors were decorative in design, sometimes incorporating pastels to give unusual effects. Dana Bartlett taught at the Chouinard Art Institute and owned an art gallery that featured watercolors, sketches, etchings and small paintings.
Dana Bartlett biography provided courtesy of “California Watercolors 1850-1970” By Gordon T. McClelland and Jay T. Last.