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The Year of 1958 (I was 31 years old)

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The Grapevine approaching Los Angeles on a cold, January day. My new apartment in West Los Angeles on South Mariposa. The Cathedral on Pico Blvd. The Art Center School in West Los Angeles. Skull casting I made in order to improve portrait drawing. A smoggy view of the Hollywood Hills.

The Grapevine in California on a cold January day
I was on my way to Los Angeles to try studying at the Art Center school.

My new home on South Mariposa
It was an apartment in West L.A. facing the Hollywood hills.

My new Cathedral in L.A.
It was just a 1/2 block away on Pico Blvd.

My view of the Hollywood hills
90% of the time, it was so smoggy that I could not see them.

The Art Center School at 5353 West 3rd Street
Back in 1958, it was in a very plush residential area of West L.A.

Carved skull (right) and a casting I made from it
Using plaster, I created the casting on the left showing the facial muscles. These two "references" helped me to improve my portrait drawing.

View of the library in downtown Los Angeles, CA.

Central library in downtown L.A.
It was designed as an Egyptian temple and it was a landmark of the city.

The Los Angeles library.

L.A. Public Library
It had an excellent collection of art books and I spent much time there while attending the Art Center school.

Downtown Los Angeles.

Downtown L.A. showing Pershing Square
Even in 1958, the library was dwarfed by the tall buildings around it.

Main lobby of the Los Angeles library.

The library's main lobby
It had impressive murals that portrayed major events in Los Angeles history.

A drawing of a hand created at the Art Center in Los Angeles.

Analysis of form
One of my drawings from the Art Center.

A pear collage from my days at the Art Center in L.A. Los Angeles City Hall at night. Broadway in Los Angeles, CA Division of Highways office in Los Angeles, CA.

A pear collage
From my Art Center design class.

Division of Highways office on South Spring Street
I worked there for approximately one year starting in 1958. Note St. Vibiana's Cathedral between South Spring and South Main. I parked my old red Plymouth in a lot on South Main, just one block away.

The Los Angeles City Hall
I spent the Christmas of 1958 in L.A. It was one of the only times that I did not go home to Oakland for X-mas.

Broadway (the main drag of L.A.) in 1958
It was already very Mexican. I often visited the Grand Central Public Market at lunchtime. It was much like the old 6th Street Market back in Oakland.

St. Vibiana's Cathedral in West Los Angeles, California.

St. Vibiana's Cathedral


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