Artist Biography

Frederick PAWLA
1876 - 1964

Frederick Alexander Pawla, a painter and muralist, was born in Wimbledon, England on September 6, 1876. He came to the United States as a boy and at 14 enlisted in the Navy and retired following World War One. He studied art in Europe and was active in New York City before moving to Santa Barbara, California in the 1920s. He exhibited locally and maintained a home there through the 1940s. In 1929 he worked in San Francisco and in 1931 commissions took him back to New York City. Pawla was a resident of Monterey before his death at Fort Ord, California on December 18, 1964. His work includes marines, coastal scenes, and landscapes. Member: Royal Art Society (New South Wales); Santa Barbara Art Ass'n; San Diego Artists Society. Exhibited: Santa Cruz Art League, 1929; Golden Gate International Expo, 1939. Murals: Burlingame (CA) High School; Dept. of Public Markets (NYC); Rainbow Room, Rockefeller Center (New York City); War Dept (Washington, DC); Cloister Hotel (Sea Island, GA); Surfside Hotel (Miami Beach).

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