Artist Biography

Arthur B. DODGE
1863 - 1952

Arthur Burnside Dodge was born in Providence, Rhode Island on July 9, 1863. Dodge was six months old when his parents brought him to California via Panama. For ten years the family lived in Grass Valley before settling in San Francisco. There he began his career as a wood engraver at age 18 and spent five years in New York City studying art. Upon returning to San Francisco, he was an illustrator for local newspapers from 1890 until 1901. He then moved to Los Angeles where he continued newspaper work. After four years at the Morning Herald, he then spent 42 years as art director at the Times. Known as "Boss" to his friends, he died in Los Angeles on June 11, 1952. Member: Press Artists Ass’n of Los Angeles; California Art Club (treas.); California Printmakers Society (president); Los Angeles Cartoonist Club. Exhibited: California Society of Etchers, 1915; California Art Club, 1920; American Federation of Artists Traveling Exhibition, 1931; Northwest Printmakers, 1932. Works held: Congressional Library (Washington, DC).

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