John Anthony Conner

Beautiful example of the artist’s work. John Anthony Conner (1892-1971) o/b 9 x 12″. Poppy and eucalyptus landscape titled San Fernando on original backing paper.  I believe that it must be the reservoir as there are distant hills above the waterline. Unframed. $800

Born in Franklin Grove, Illinois, John Conner became an impressionist painter of desert landscapes, and he also did portraits and western genre. He was a descendant of Susan B. Anthony and portraitist Gilbert Stuart.

John Anthony Conner served in World War I, then married and moved to Los Angeles where he worked in the art departments of movie studios including MGM. He was a resident of Eagle Rock, and as a fine art painter, did work that included desert landscapes, seascapes, coastal views, missions and cowboy-Indian genre.

“Artists in California, 1786-1940” by Edan Hughes