2672 N. Glendower Avenue 90027
2672 N. Glendower Avenue 90027 Los Feliz USA
Spanish Colonial Revival
B. C. Barney, architect/contractor.
Donna Schuster (1883-1953) attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School where she worked with noted American Impressionists Edmund C. Tarbell (1862-1938) and Frank W. Benson (1862-1951). In 1912 she joined William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) on a painting tour of Belgium. After returning to the United States, she moved to Los Angeles. She studied with Chase once more at the Carmel Summer School in 1913. In 1923 Schuster built a studio-home in the hills of Griffith Park and joined the faculty of Otis Art Institute. She also had a second home and studio in Laguna Beach where she spent her summers. She was a member of the Group of Eight, who considered themselves modernist in their use of rich color, expressive techniques, and an emphasis on the figure. She also was a great admirer of Claude Monet and, in fact, built a lily pond in her backyard that she used for a series of lily pond studies, not unlike those of Monet. Toward the end of the 1920s Schuster studied with modernist artist Stanton Macdonald-Wright (1890-1973), leading her to experiment with Cubism and later, Abstract Expressionism. Schuster was described by her fellow artist Luvena Vysekal as “emitting an effulgence of exuberance that exhausts the onlooker.”(Source: Laguna Art Museum, 2016)
1) Dana T. Schuster, owner and head of household; 38 year old single female; born in Wisconsin; father born in Illinois, mother in Wisconsin; an art teacher in the public schools. 2) Nora D. Danford, mother; 70 year old female widow; married at age 18; born in Wisconsin; parents born in New York; not working. 1940 Census: 2672 Glendower Avenue (value: $9.,000): 1) Donna Schuster, head of household; white single female 48 years of age; born in Wisconsin; an artist of pictures. 2) Nora Danford, mother; white widow 75 years of age; born in Wisconsin; not working.
Type: Spanish Colonial Revival Sold
Area: 1,883 sqft
Lot Size: 17,980 sqft
Year Built: 1924