Christian Siemer (1874-1940)
Born in New Zealand in 1874, Christian Siemer settled in Los Angeles in 1906 and remained a resident until his death on February 6, 1940. He is best remembered for a series of mural-size canvases of Los Angeles which were commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce to promote the area. An Impressionist, his compositions generally contain architecture.
Member: Painters & Sculptors of Los Angeles
Exhibited: Century of Progress Fair: Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939; California State Fairs; Del Mar Fairgrounds, 1940
c. 1934 Oil on canvas, 47 x 71 inches
1933 Oil on canvas, 50 x 70 inches
c. 1932 Oil on canvas, 120 x 180 inches