Artist Biography

Fitch FULTON
1879 - 1955

Fitch Burt Fulton was born in Beatrice, Nebraska on October 10, 1879. He studied at the Art Students League of New York City and at the Art Institute of Chicago under Vanderpoel, Freer, and J. Francis Smith. He then did set designs for a theatrical comany in Denver for a few years before coming to San Francisco in 1913 to design the Western Pacific & Rio Grande Railroad exhibit for the Panama Pacific International Exposition. Opting to remain in California, he moved to Los Angeles in 1916 and continued as a scene painter. After settling in Glendale at 1545 Columbia Drive, he worked for many years for Fox Studios and others. Fulton died in Glendale on February 23, 1955. His oils include scenes of southern California and the Sierra. Member: Academy of Western Painters (treasurer); California Watercolor Society; California Art Club; Painters & Sculptors of Los Angeles (president, 1926-27). Exhibited: Denver, 1913 (gold medal); Panama Pacific International Exposition, 1915 (gold & silver medals for design & execution of Gould Railroad Bldg); Los Angeles County Fair, 1929 (honorable mention); Chicago, 1933 (purchase prize); Palos Verdes Art Gallery, 1935 (purchase prize); Painters & Sculptors of Los Angeles, 1938, 1941 (gold medals); Little Gallery (Glendale), 1941 (1st solo); Ebell Club (Los Angeles), 1943. Works held: Palos Verdes Library (Old Malibu Road).

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