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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

FOUNDING OF THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS GUILD IN 1948

DISCOVERING OUR VALLEY   2011

I am not sure but this open air exhibition held between November 1st to 7th, 1948 may have been the first group show put on by the newly formed San Fernando Valley Professional Artists' Guild. The animal sculptures atop the gateway identify the location as being on the property of the president and founder of the Guild, Henry Van Wolf. The woman seated by Mr. Van Wolf is Mrs. Paula L. Sorensen, a member of the Guild and a singer.
Henry Van Wolf and Paula Sorensen 1948 - San Fernando Valley Professional Artists' Guild. Photo gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Joseph Van Wolf 2011.  (click on image to enlarge - refer to photo number 4089)

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