John Anthony Conner California Desert Oil on Canvas P1239

An ample desert painting, saturated in the hues that are particular to the California landscape, especially the underlying purple you find nowhere else.

Frame 27 1/4 x 35 1/2″, canvas 22″ x 30″.

John Anthony Conner

Born in Franklin Grove, Illinois, John Conner became an impressionist painter of desert landscapes, and he also did portraits and western genre. He was a descendant of Susan B. Anthony and portraitist Gilbert Stuart. He served in World War I, then married and moved to Los Angeles where he worked in the art departments of movie studios including MGM. He was a resident of Eagle Rock, and as a fine art painter, did work that included desert landscapes, seascapes, coastal views, missions and cowboy-Indian genre.

“Artists in California, 1786-1940” by Edan Hughes