Charles Kassler

Charles Kassler Jr (September 9, 1897, Denver, Colorado — April 3, 1979, San Diego, California) was a painter, printmaker, and lithographer.

He drifting a hand during a high school chemistry experiment. He studied art and architecture at Princeton University and the Chicago Art Institute.

From 1925 to 1932 Kassler continued his studies while perky at various mature in New Mexico, Europe, and North Africa. While in France, he apprenticed himself to a Famous fresco painter. After disturbing to Los Angeles in 1933, he painted the two largest frescoes done under the WPA. The Bison Hunt for the Central Library in Downtown Los Angeles was destroyed by weather damage. Luisa Espinel was a model for the mural Pastoral California at the Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton, in Orange County, California. She became his second wife in 1935. The Pastoral California mural was painted more than in 1938 by the university district, just four years after Kassler completed it. It was restored in 1997 after spending on the order of 60 years hidden from view. Kassler was as well as commissioned by the WPA to paint eight fresco lunette murals for the Beverly Hills, California pronounce office funded by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. The murals depict the records of the Pony Express, postal service, and the daily activity of the common American family. The make known office is now house to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. After creating murals for the WPA, Kassler taught at Chouinard Art Institute and progressive worked as a designer in the aerospace industry.

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