Dana Bartlett (1882-1957) Biography

Dana Bartlett is known for bright, lyrical California landscapes which exemplify the "Eucalyptus School" of the early 20th century.

Bartlett was born in Ionia, Michigan and received his training at the Art Students League under William Merritt Chase and Charles Warren Eaton.  He had a studio in Boston for a few years before moving to Portland, Oregon where he painted billboards for Foster & Kleiser.  In 1915, he opened a studio in San Francisco but soon moved on to Los Angeles where he lived the rest of his life.

Bartlett showed frequently with the California Art Club, the Laguna Beach Art Association, and the Painters and Sculptors exhibitions, and he was a founder of the California Watercolor Society.  He organized traveling exhibitions of his own work in 1920 and 1927 and had a one-man show at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1927.  In 1928, he opened a gallery in which he showed his own work and that of other California artists.  Little is known of Bartlett's career after 1930.