Moon, Karl E. (1879-1948) Biography

Moon, Karl E. (1879-1948) Biography

Born in Wilmington, Ohio, he became a photographer, painter, and illustrator who moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico as a young man where he operated a photography studio.

In 1907, he moved into the Grand Canyon headquarters of Fred Harvey to manage Harvey's art business. He studied landscape painting with visiting artists Louis Akin, Thomas Moran, and Frank Sauerwein, and he also took many photographs and films of Pueblo Indians.

In 1911, he married artist Grace Purdie and settled in Pasadena. He focused on landscape painting and illustrating children's stories co-authored with his wife. He was a member of The Cartoonist Club and the Pasadena Art Association.

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