HARRY STAGE BARNDOLLAR (1885-1963)
"Birds of Paradise"
24" x 18", Oil on Board 20106
Harry Stage Barndollar (1885-1963)
Harry Stage Barndollar was born in 1885 in Pueblo, Colorado. His family relocated to California in 1893. He studied at the Art Students League of Los Angeles before accepting a job at the Los Angeles Times as an Artist and Political Cartoonist. He was also a contributor to the Saturday Evening Post and many other national publications.
After his work with publications, he moved over to the budding movie industry. For more than 30 years he was associated with Paramount and Warner Brothers Studios as special effects director. He then moved to Laguna and devoted his time to portraits and landscapes in oil. Not much is known about his later years, but he worked consistently.
Source: Nancy Dustin Moure, "Publications in California Art No. 11 , Index to California Art Exhibited at the Laguna Beach Art Association, 1918-1972; 2015 edition"