DANA BARTLETT Biography

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Dana Bartlett was born in Ionia, Michigan on November 19, 1882.  After studying at the Art Students League in New York City under William Merritt Chase and Charles Warren Eaton, Bartlett had a studio in Boston for a few years.  He then moved to Portland, Oregon where he worked as a commercial artist for the Foster-Kleiser Company.  About 1915, he briefly had a studio in San Francisco before making his final move to Los Angeles.  He furthered his art training in Paris in 1924 and held a successful one-man show at the Los Angeles Museum of Art in 1927.  The following year he opened an art gallery in Los Angeles where he exhibited not only his paintings, but those of other local artists as well.  His decorative style exemplifies the ''Eucalyptus School'', however, he also painted many nocturnes and scenes from his travels in Europe.  Bartlett was an active member of the Southern California art community for over 40 years, holding memberships in the California Art Club, the Laguna Beach Art Association, The Painters & Sculptors of Los Angeles, the California Watercolor Society, the Printmakers Society as well as being a teacher at the Chouinard School of Art.  He died in Los Angeles on July 3, 1957.