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Gentle Artist Of The San Gabriel Valley: California Preserved Through The Life And Paintings Of Walter P. Temple Jr Josette Laura Temple

Gentle Artist Of The San Gabriel Valley: California Preserved Through The Life And Paintings Of Walter P. Temple Jr

Josette Laura Temple

Published January 1st 2010
ISBN : 9781932173314
Hardcover
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 About the Book 

Walter P. Temple grew up in the San Gabriel Valley of Southern California. His father was the founder of Temple City, and his ancestors on both sides were members of the valleys First Families, dating back to 1841. As a boy, he experienced life on a rancho, witnessed the genesis of Californias oil fields, and appreciated the natural glory of the valleys hillsides. By the time Walter reached his sixties, he saw that this beautiful valley was changing and prospering, and familiar buildings that had been an integral part of his early heritage were being razed in the path of city development. He knew that if future generations were to value the history of the area, such landmarks must somehow be preserved. He began to record them in sketches, watercolors and oils as gifts to share with those who might appreciate them. Gentle Artist is a collection of those artworks and related family photographs, lovingly presented by Walters daughter, Josette