This collection consists mostly of b/w
and color snapshots of Lawler's sculptures.
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.
1 Linear Feet
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