John Anthony Conner: Entrance, Chinatown, Los Angeles P1275

A woman prepares to enter Chinatown. Is she hesitant or merely captured midstride? Chinatown gates from a very different time. Art, 12 x 16. Oil on board.

 

Born in Illinois, John Conner (1892-1971) was an impressionist painter of desert landscapes, and he also did portraits and other western genre. He was a descendant of Susan B. Anthony and portraitist Gilbert Stuart.

Conner 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 lived in Eagle Rock, and as a fine art painter, did work that included desert landscapes, seascapes, coastal views, missions and cowboy-Indian genre. (adapted from askart)