John Bond Francisco

John Bond Francisco (December 14, 1863 - January 8, 1931) was an American painter and violinist. He exhibited his paintings in Los Angeles, California as in the future as 1892 and he co-founded the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra in 1897.

Francisco was born upon December 14, 1863, in Cincinnati, Ohio. His father, Andrew Wiggins Francisco, was the editor of the Ohio State Journal. Francisco graduated from Ohio State University, and he afterward studied in Paris, Munich and Berlin.

Francisco began his career as a music moot in Los Angeles, California in 1887. He exhibited his paintings in Los Angeles as before as 1892. Francisco was a devotee of the Southern California Art Club and the Laguna Beach Art Club, and he founded the Society of Fine Arts of Southern California in 1895. Two years later, in 1897, he co-founded the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra similar to Harley Hamilton, and he was its first concert master.

Francisco resided at 1401 Albany Street in Los Angeles in the same way as his wife, née Nanette Louise Gottschalk. They had a son, Jack Bond Francisco Jr., and a daughter, Mrs Herbert McGaffey. Francisco died at house on January 8, 1931, at age 68, and he was buried in the Rosedale Cemetery.

According to Peter J. Holliday, "Francisco was blamed for conferring respectability upon the artist's calling in Los Angeles." For Kevin Starr, California's State Librarian, Francisco showed "that spirit could be lived for art in Los Angeles and Southern California subsequently panache and financial success," and he "dazzled contemporary Los Angelenos and filled them subsequent to pride that Culture was at last coming to the Southland."

In 1992, his grandson donated his papers to the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art. His play a role can be seen at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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