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Artist Leo Katz and his attorney James M. Sheridan, Los Angeles, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
September 1935
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Haynes Foundation funds.
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Story related to photograph appears with the article, "Mooted Mural Removed From School Lobby Wall," Los Angeles Times, 04 Sep 1935: A1.
James Sheridan and Leo Katz look at each other, holding a piece of paper between them.
The mural depicting war as an evil force that was painted for the Frank Wiggins Trade School by Leo Katz has been removed by Gertrude Rounsavelle, president of the board, and Margaret Clark, member, who were offended by the mural. Katz said, "It's an affront to the American public that works of art should be subjected to the haphazard censorship of persons who accidentally happen to be in office."
Text from negative sleeve: 1998 - Attorney James M. Sheridan Leo Katz (painter) 9/3/35 [stamped:] Sep 8 - 1935
Handwritten on negative: Leo Katz 9/3/35 James M. Sheridan
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Painters (Artists)--American--California--Los Angeles
Lawyers--California--Los Angeles
Katz, Leo, 1887-1982
Sheridan, James MacDermott, 1876-1950
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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