GEORGE BRANDRIFF (1890-1936)
Though a painter for most of his life, George Brandriff received no formal training. He relocated from New Jersey to Orange, California, and worked as a piano salesman before studying dentistry at the University of Southern California. Brandriff later gave up his dental practice to dedicate himself to painting full-time. He moved to Laguna Beach, where he became a teacher and active member of the arts community.