Distinguished Artist Series
by Bradley J. Delaney
Self Portrait, c. 1940, oil on cardboard, 14 x 10 inches
Frank Coburn's life spanned a critical period of American history. Born while the Civil War was in progress, he grew to manhood during a time of spectacular growth, industrialization, urbanization and cultural diversification. He witnessed some of the great changes which belatedly affected Los Angeles, lived through most of the depression, and died on the eve of Word War II.
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