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Lawler (Charles B.) photographs
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Description
This collection consists mostly of b/w and color snapshots of Lawler's sculptures.
Background
Charles B. Lawler was born in Los Angeles, CA on April 22, 1902, to Oscar and Hilda B. Lawler. He graduated from UC Berkeley (1924) and then spent six months at Harvard Law School. Abandoning a law career, he returned to his native city and got closer to art via ceramics while employed at the Gladding-McBean tile plant. On a trip to Paris in 1928 he decided to become a sculptor. About 1930 he returned to Paris to study under Charles Malfray. He then studied at the CSFA under Stackpole and in Los Angeles with Archipenko. During WWII he made models for Hughes Aircraft and Lockheed. Lawler taught at Pomona College at Claremont from 1949-1957. His last twenty years were spent in a 90-acre hilltop home in Pescadero, CA. He died there on September 12, 1977.
Extent
1 Linear Feet 2 flats
Restrictions
Copyright for the items in this collection is owned by the creators and their heirs. Reproduction or distribution of any work protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the copyright owner. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether a use is fair use, and to obtain any necessary permissions. For more information see UCSC Special Collections and Archives policy on Reproduction and Use.
Availability
Collection open for research.