Elmer and Marion K. Wachtel

Every creative genre has its famous couples, from John Lennon and Yoko Ono to Frida Khalo and Diego Rivera. In the California Impressionist world one well-known painting is Elmer and Marion K. Wachtel. The Jonathan Club displays paintings by both of them, with Elmer’s oil Winter in Topanga and Marion’s watercolor April Morning, Santa Monica Canyon. When Marion Kavanagh (1876-1954) moved to Northern California from Chicago in 1903 to study under painter William Keith, it was Keith who advised her to continue her tutelage with a painter in Los Angeles, Elmer Wachtel (1864-1929). She took him up on this suggestion, moved south, and a relationship quickly struck up between instructor and student

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