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Carl Zimmerman: A Granddaughter’s Quest for an Early Desert Painter

Ed. Note: Rita Collier shares her intrepid hunt for facts about her grandfather, a desert painter of the 1920s and 30s. While not all quests are this fruitful, Collier’s tale shows what can happen when you start looking. In the best cases, you can actually write an artist back into history. Even though my grandfather, Carl Zimmerman (1870-1947), enjoyed camping and painting in other classic locations visited by the plein air painters of his era,  he had a particular love for the desert. One of his letters, written from Laguna Beach, mentions that he found it a chilly place to…

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