Artist Biography

1885 - 1974

Gjura Stojana was born in Brisout, France near the Lower Pyrenees on April 2, 1885. He was educated in Europe and the Orient. After arriving in America in 1901, he adopted the name George Curtin Stanson which he used until 1929 when he had it legally changed back to Stojana. During World War One he worked in the art department of the San Francisco Chronicle. In 1918 he settled in Los Angeles where he exhibited locally and maintained a home and studio at 5653 La Miranda Avenue. Throughout his career he divided his time between Los Angeles and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Stojana died in Los Angeles on September 16, 1974. Member: Archaeological Institute of America; California Art Club. Exhibited: Sorosis Club, 1913; California Artists, Golden Gate Park Museum, 1915; Museum of New Mexico Inaugural, 1917; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1918, 1921, 1928. Works held: Biological Museum of University of California, La Jolla (four murals); De Young Museum (mural, After the Rain); Museum of Archaeology, Santa Fe (On the Trail ); Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Bullock's Wilshire, Los Angeles (mural).

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